Quantcast
Latest Stories

African who swallowed shabu capsules indicted on drug charges

By

Akilou Bassi. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Benin national arrested by the National Bureau of Invetigation after ingesting and then expelling dozens of capsules containing shabu has been charged with possession and transportation of illegal drugs in the Manila Regional Trial Court.

Akilou Alido Bassi, 30, from Republic of Benin in Africa, admitted ingesting a total of 60 capsules in an attempt to bring in illegal drugs in exchange for a $4,000 payment, police said.

Jonathan Galicia, head of the NBI Reaction, Arrest and Interdiction Division, earlier said that Bassi, an alleged member of the West African drug syndicate, swallowed 40 of the capsules while 20 were inserted into his anus.

The NBI conducted monitoring and networking activities for intelligence gathering after receiving information that a drug mule would try to bring in illegal drugs over the first weekend of June.

Bassi was intercepted by immigration officers on June 7 and turned over to the NBI for investigation.

On the way to the NBI headquarters, Bassi appeared sick and uneasy while constantly holding his stomach. He was brought to the hospital for examination and an X-ray revealed the presence of a number of capsules in his stomach.

Bassi defecated an initial 34 capsules in the presence of NBI agents and the NBI Forensic Chemistry Division confirmed the substance to be methampethamine hydrochloride.

On June 11, Bassi expelled 23 more capsules, for a total of 751 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P1.5 million to P2 million. He was inquested for transportation and possession of illegal drugs on June 9 and the case was filed in the Manila RTC on June 17.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: African national , Crime and Law and Justice , Illegal Drugs , National Bureau of Investigation , NBI , prosecution

  • http://twitter.com/cammy921 Cammy

    lahat ng exit polls nung 2004 ang sabi panalo si gloria, balikan niyo lahat yung news stories noon at ang trend days before the election kc sobra dami opposition noon.

  • dani77777

    Aba’y Ginoong Bassi, kay hirap ang iyong ginawa. Paano nagkasya, o ito ba’y sadyang maluwag na?

  • divictes

    Are those capsules going to fetch a high price just like civet coffee? ha ha ha

    • kanoy

      The Benin national is not allowed to transport shabu—-

      HE IS NOT A PHILIPPINE SENATOR

      they have the market cornered



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

  • $57-B mega plan to solve Metro’s mega woes
  • Aquino vows to step up fight against corruption
  • Santiago scoffs at rushing defense pact for Obama visit
  • Former solon, 2 others sanctioned for unfair labor practice
  • Let us pray for the nation, healing priest asks leaders
  • Sports

  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Grueling 2014 Le Tour de Filipinas hits road
  • ICTSI Tour big hitters have edge at Sherwood
  • What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could do
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Marketplace