BAGUIO CITY (April 18, 2021) – A young Yemeni student here is in deep trouble after he was caught with drugs inside a lodge here he rented for two days.
Bahbry Turki Sultan Mohammed Bahbry, 24, who is getting a college degree at one of the universities here in the city, was taken out from a room at a lodge Bakakeng Central, here after policemen found he was keeping P1,200 worth of marijuana .
Cordillera police director Brig. Gen. Ronald Oliver Lee said before the Yemeni student was taken, the manager of the lodge called police because the foreign national, who checked in for two days earlier, had never come out even to get food while also refusing to pay his bill.
Alarmed what could have happened, the manager tipped police of the “situation” prompting authorities to check on the Yemeni national on Friday.
Brig. Gen. Lee, who earlier headed the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) added that Baguio policemen chanced upon the manager and the Yemeni student arguing regarding the unpaid bill. They also saw marijuana and paraphernalia scattered on the bed, the Cordillera police director indicated.
Onsite inventory of the pieces of evidence was administered by Baguio Assistant Prosecutor Oliver Prudencio and Bakakeng Central Barangay Kagawad Paulene Guilas.
PDEA-Cordillera earlier warned of foreign nationals, particularly West Africans, who are members of the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) to have launched operations in Baguio City as their launching pad for their illegal trade in Northern Luzon by recruiting female students as their couriers.
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