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Cops nab shabu delivery man; bato on wheels the new modus, police prober says

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – It was a missing quarantine pass that did him in.

As merchants here are forced to deliver amid the economic slowdown caused by quarantine declarations, dealers of illegal drugs have also resorted to the same style.

Shabu delivery. The suspected drug peddler, left, after he was arrested by police. | Photo courtesy of BCPO
Shabu delivery. The suspected drug peddler, left, after he was arrested by police. | Photo courtesy of BCPO

The blotter report of Police Station 2 said unnamed residents of Tilapia sub-village in Village 3 first called the station past noon today about a person “roaming around without a (Home Quarantine Pass) and transacting illegal drugs.”

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Police officers who responded nabbed James Jumbas Brisuela alias Jigjig Mamon, 36, of Lubi sub-village in the same barangay

The report added that policemen seized three big sachets and three medium ones, all filled with suspected meth, and estimated to weigh 18 grams valued at around P82,000.

“This is the new normal for drug dealers,” Police Lt. Col. Ariel Pico told DNX following the arrest of Brisuela who is currently on probation for a previous drug-related case.

Case prober Corporal Edmer Vasquez told DNX that Brisuela is in their list of drug personalities operating within the jurisdiction of Station 2.

Vasquez said even before the quarantines, from general to enhanced, took effect here, Brisuela and several others have already started to do door-to-door drop offs of illegal drugs.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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