- A box containing 10 blocks of dried marijuana leaves was found in a bus station in Quezon City
- The box had been left unclaimed at the baggage center for almost a year
- It is believed that the contraband package came from a province in Northern Luzon
Employees at a bus station in Quezon City discovered 10 blocks of marijuana inside a box that was left at its baggage center.
The Florida Bus company, located in Barangay West Kamias, reported that the dried leaves of marijuana, which weighed more than 9 kilograms, was found inside a box that was labelled “Ermilinda G. Torres.”
The contraband package was discovered as employees were clearing out baggage and other packages that have been accumulating at the baggage center. Reports indicate that the box came from an unknown province in Nothern Luzon and that it had remained unclaimed at the bus terminal for around a year.
“Bale naglinis kami, tapos ‘yun, naiwang box sa gitna. Bale sabi ko, kahina-hinala. Binuksan ko. [We were cleaning, then it was there, a box in the middle. I said, it seemed suspicious. I opened it,” the employee recalled, as previously quoted by GMA News.
Officials at the bus terminal are currently going over their log book to see if they could check who left the box and where it came from.
Meanwhile, local barangay authorities have turned the blocks of the illegal drugs to the District Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (DAID-SOTG) of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).
It is estimated that the drugs recovered from the bus terminal amount to around P100,000.