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Filipinos In Drug Peddling ‘Shabu’ Kingpin Nabbed in Kuwait
Two of the three Filipino men who were arrested during a drug raid in Hawally last Wednesday are now out on bail after coming out negative in their drug test while the other Filipino remains in jail after testing positive for drug use, disclosed Abdulhalim Langco, Assistance to Nationals Unit Officer at the Philippine Embassy on Tuesday.
Lancgo stated that according to police authorities, the case of the two who have been released on bail is now being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office in Maidan Hawally.
The Filipino who is still in jail has been allegedly found with some quantity of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or popularly known as Shabu in the Philippines and some drug paraphernalia in his possession during the raid. Shabu also known as the poor man’s cocaine is a crystalline amine used as a central nervous system stimulant and in the treatment of obesity. Shabu stimulates the release of excessive dopamine (dopamine is produced in the nerve cells of the ventral tegmental area and is concerned with pleasure regulation in the brain). Upon entering the nerve cell, meth causes the release of dopamine which then binds to specialized receptors of other nerve cells creating the typical “rush.” Its short-term effects include heightened attention and energy, excessive talking, euphoria, decreased fatigue, increased activity, increased sexual urge, decreased appetite, increased respiration, hyperthermia and occasionally leads to convulsions at lethal levels.
Langco informed that the two who are on bail maintained their innocence and they were just sharing one accommodation with the other Filipino. They stressed that they had no knowledge of the latter’s alleged illegal activities. He added that they also clarified the rumor that police found KD 1 million in their possession during the raid as untrue.
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