Close  

No bail for American cocaine carrier caught at Clark

/ 08:29 PM August 30, 2016

CLARK FREEPORT — American national Allan Soo Hoo, who was arrested for carrying cocaine into the Clark International Airport (CRK), was not allowed to post bail on Tuesday (Aug. 30) after he was charged with drug trafficking by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Trafficking drugs is a non-bailable offense with a fine of P500,000 to P10 million.

ADVERTISEMENT

CRK personnel discovered 2.4 kilograms of cocaine in Hoo’s trolley bag when it went under an X-ray machine at the Customs clearance area on Sunday (Aug. 28)

The contraband, tested and confirmed by the PDEA as cocaine, has a street value of up to P18 million.

Hoo, who is of Chinese descent, took Emirates flight EK 338 from Dubai and disembarked at CRK on Sunday night.

The 68-year-old New Yorker has been detained in Angeles City. PDEA sought to keep Hoo under its custody in the agency’s regional police headquarters in Camp Olivas.

Alexander Cauguiran, officer-in-charge of the state-owned Clark International Airport Corp. has put CRK personnel on extra-alert to prevent similar attempt to bring in cocaine.  SFM

American Alan Soo Hoo was caught with over two kilos of cocaine in his luggage at the Clark International Airport. (PHOTO FROM THE CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORP.)

American Alan Soo Hoo was caught with over two kilos of cocaine in his luggage at the Clark International Airport. (PHOTO FROM THE CLARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORP.)

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Alan Soo Hoo, Alexander Cauguiran, ban on re-entering country, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, blacklisting, Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigration, Clark Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group, Clark International Airport, Clark International Airport Corp., cocaine, Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, Crime, Deportation, Drug mule, Drug Smuggling, drug trafficking, Dubai, Expulsion, Foreign Nationals, Global Nation, Immigration, Jaime Morente, Justice, Law, Law enforcement, PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Republic Act 9165, US, US Department of Homeland Security, US government, violation of immigration laws, violation of Philippine immigration laws
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.