TACLOBAN CITY– At least three men were arrested at a checkpoint in Allen town, Northern Samar on Tuesday early morning for carnapping which was later discovered to be carrying suspected shabu valued at P7 million.

The suspects, Amenolah Mamao, 32 and a resident of Santiago City, Isabela; Aminollah Mohammad,43 and a resident of Pantao, Ragat, Lanao del Norte; and Jabbar Azis,29 and a resident of Munai, Lanao del Norte and driver of the vehicle, a Toyota Vios, are now detained at the detention facility of the Allen police station.

Lt. Col. Ritchie Claravall, the officer-in-charge of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit of the Philippine National Police, disclosed that the vehicle was flagged down at a checkpoint in Barangay Jubasan, Allen at about 3 am.

During the inspection, the driver of the vehicle presented documents which later discovered to be spurious, he said. It was not clear yet, as of press time, where the vehicle came from and heeding.

The three also acted suspiciously which prompted them to conduct a body search on them for any possible possession of firearms.

Claravall added that with the assistance of a K-9 dog from the Coast Guard, 10 packs of suspected shabu placed in a sling bag were discovered inside the vehicle.

It was also learned that the vehicle has a tracking device reason its location was tracked. The owner of the said vehicle has an address of Tarlac City.

Claravall said that all three suspects will be charged for carnapping and transporting illegal drugs as provided under RA 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002.(JOEY A. GABIETA/ROBERT DEJON)