Habal-habal driver nabbed with 50 grams of shabu

A HABAL-HABAL (motorcycle taxi) driver was arrested in a drug bust conducted by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) and Cebu Police Provincial Office personnel Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2023.

Nabbed was Luisito Mosqueda, 31, a resident of Barangay Tisa in Cebu City. Seized from him around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday was a sachet containing 50 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P340,000.

Leia Albiar Alcantara, information officer of PDEA 7, said Mosqueda had been under surveillance and case build-up for more than a month after he was tagged as involved in the illegal drug trade by other suspects nabbed by PDEA before.

She said Mosqueda can sell around 300 grams of shabu every week.

The PDEA has been investigating the source of Mosqueda’s shabu.

The illegal drug seized from Mosqueda was turned over to the PDEA 7 laboratory for chemical analysis, while a case for violation of Section 5, Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 has been readied against him. (AYB/LMY)