- A pedicab driver swallowed a suspected shabu sachet when cops were about to arrest him in a buy-bust operation in Davao City
- The suspect just got out of jail for the same crime
A 48-year-old trisikad (pedicab) driver at Barangay 21-C, Davao City was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Sunday night.
Talomo Police said that they have long been monitoring the activities of the said driver who generates extra income by selling illegal drugs to his fellow trisikad drivers and patrons.
Chief Inspector Ronald Lao, chief of Talomo Police, said that the suspect’s modus is hiding his “items” inside his cap.
But when the police were about to arrest the suspect, he immediately swallowed one sachet of suspected shabu.
The suspect did not deny the allegations against him.
He is facing a case for violating RA 9165 or Comprehensive Danegrous drugs act of 2002.
The suspect reportedly just got out of jail for the same crime, but because of his low income as a trisikad driver, he was tempted to go back to his old habits, he said.