IPPO: ‘Pushers’ use cabbies in drug deals

first_img“Mabilis kasi ang delivery kapag gumamit sila ng taxis. May conspiracy sa part nang taxi drivers,” Moyo told Panay News, citing PDEU’s intelligence report.   An undercover police officer was able to buy a sachet of shabu for P26,800 from Carlo Estorninos who was the subject of the operation together with driver 46-year-old Jay Alejandro and 57-year-old Benjamin Supita. They were detained in the lockup cell of the Pavia police station. ILOILO City – Drug peddlers have found a new strategy to dodge authorities, the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) revealed Wednesday.  “Alejandro has been rented twice already by the Estorminos and Supita in delivering illegal drugs,” Moyo revealed. Tuesday’s sting operation was staged by Operatives of the Pavia police station, Regional Force Mobile Battalion 6, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.center_img Police Major Gervinson Moyo, chief of IPPO’s Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), said drug pushers are now renting taxis for their transaction to avoid the prying eyes of the police. Moyo and his men recently arrested a driver of Melvin taxi and his two passengers in a joint buy-bust operation outside a commercial shopping center in Pavia, Iloilo. In a related development, Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 6, said Bacolod City and Negros Occidental remain as the top source of illegal drugs in Western Visayas./PNlast_img

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