Redwood City Man Tries to Mail Meth, Cocaine to Philippines

His crime was discovered when he asked why his package didn't arrive.

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- A local man is in jail after trying to mail a package containing three kilograms of methamphetamines and cocaine to the Philippines, the District Attorney's Office reported this week.

How was he caught? He contacted FedEx to ask why his package never reached its destination.

On Aug. 24, Gabriel Uribe-Bautista, 37, of Redwood City, dropped off two packages containing the illegal drugs at a FedEx store in Redwood City.

County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said the packages' contents were discovered when going through customs. The packages were then intercepted by officials.

Authorities then knew they had their man when Bautista called to find out why his packages had not yet arrived at their destination in the Philippines. He was promptly arrested on Sept. 12.

Bautista pleaded not guilty this week to three charges of illegally selling and transporting drugs.

Bautista's bail was originally set at $4 million, but a judge this week reduced that amount to $1 million. Bautista has not yet posted bail.


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Gail capitani December 03, 2012 at 12:33 PM
meth & cocaine is not approved in any state u idiot!!!! Only natural Plant is. maybe People like u are the reason they won't approve the other states. Because you think that just because marajuana is approved that gives the right for all the other man made garbage to run a muck.
Haveit yourway December 03, 2012 at 12:51 PM
"Life is hard enough. But it has to be really hard for stupid people" John Wayne
John Santaella December 03, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Why is this news? It's illegal to do this
mr pot head December 04, 2012 at 08:51 AM
You think that is stupid. The guy getting that package in the Philippines is getting the death sentence. The Philippines kills all drug trafficers even if it is just a few grams. You do not play the drug game in the Philippines it is not worth it and nobody can save you.
Peretz B Olkin December 04, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Really good Tuesday crack-up. What's left top say now that all the previous comments have said it all?


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