Singaporean drug courier nabbed at NAIA

Posted at 07/21/2012 1:46 PM | Updated as of 07/23/2012 11:09 AM
Customs and anti-narcotics operatives present to reporters suspected drug courier Singaporean Danny Boon who tried to smuggle 3.5 kilos of high grade shabu into the country/Raoul Esperas

MANILA, Philippines – A Singaporean man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle about 3.6 kilos of shabu into the country, authorities said.

The suspect was identified as Danny Boon, 34. Boon boarded a Thai Airlines flight TG 624 from Bangkok to Manila.

He was arrested at the Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

However, Bangkok Airport authorities already informed the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency about the questionable substance the airport security x-ray found on his checked-in luggage.

When arrested, police found some 3.6 kilos of shabu in his luggage. He admitted it was not his first time to visit the Philippines.

A follow-up operation also resulted to the arrest of a Nepalese woman who was supposed to pick up the illegal drugs from him in a hotel in Malate, Manila.

Authorities withheld the name of the Nepalese pending further follow-up operation for the possible arrest of other suspects. -- Report from Raoul Esperas