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College student bringing marijuana to school busted

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A college student in a government university was arrested for possessing illegal drugs while about to attend a class on Sunday.

Police Station 11 investigator-on-case, PO3 Alfeo Abonita said, Jose Abelardo Barrios y Kawili, 24, married of Porcentro, Barangay Tumaga, Zamboanga City was arrested for possessing a sachet of alleged dried marijuana leaves.

PO3 Abonita said that Jose was scheduled to attend his Non-Service Training Program (NSTP) and while about to enter the premises of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) along Normal Road, Barangay Baliwasan, the sachet of marijuana fell to the ground while he was pulling his school identification card from his wallet.

Police said the duty security guards, Flaviano Biya and Joven Arippudin, noticed the marijuana that prompted them to hold the student.

The suspect and the recovered marijuana were turned over to the case investigator.

A case for violation of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be readied against him in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)




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