Motorcycle driver stopped at checkpoint yields P1.3M worth of shabu


HE WAS on his motorcycle on his way to deliver shabu to a customer when he passed by Barangay Parian, Cebu City past 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

As luck would have it, there was a checkpoint in front of the Parian Police Station. And he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

That was how Rosalito Dinglasa Cañete, a 30-year-old resident of Sitio Cabangcalan, Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City, Cebu, was flagged down by police officers, who were accompanied by force multipliers.

One of them asked to see his driver’s license. But instead of showing it, Cañete pushed him and tried to flee on his motorcycle.

However, the other police officers managed to grab hold of him.

They ordered Cañete to unfasten his money belt. When he did, they discovered the shabu.

According to Major Efren Diaz Jr., chief of the Parian Police Station, Cañete was carrying 200 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of P1.3 million.

They read him his rights and handcuffed him.

During questioning, Cañete told police he decided to make the delivery late at night because he thought the roads would be clear.

Diaz, for his part, said they conduct a one-hour checkpoint in front of the station every night.

Cañete will be charged with violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (BBT, PJB)


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