Drug traffickers from the Philippines have been smuggling narcotics to Qatar and elsewhere in the region, according to a new report in the Philippine Star.
A person cited as an informer in Qatar working with the Philippine National Police told the newspaper:
“The drug traffickers here are using container vans to avoid detection of the illegal drugs that they are transporting. They are wrapping shabu in big foils and insert it at the lower portions of the container vans (chassis), where they put a hole as an entry and exit point of the illegal drugs.”
Shabu refers to a type of methamphetamine used in the Philippines. It’s also known as Ya ba in other Asian countries, and is not to be confused with Shabu Shabu, the Japanese-style hot pot.
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