Boracay ‘habal-habal’ driver yields ‘marijuana’

“Habal-habal” driver Jovanie Toquero was caught in an entrapment operation. He sold a sachet of suspected marijuana to a poseur-buyer around 5 a.m. on Aug. 2. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEANFORUM
“Habal-habal” driver Jovanie Toquero was caught in an entrapment operation. He sold a sachet of suspected marijuana to a poseur-buyer around 5 a.m. on Aug. 2. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEANFORUM

BORACAY – Five sachets of suspected marijuana were seized in a buy-bust operation at Sitio Bantud, Barangay Manoc-Manoc in this world-famous island.

The 37-year old “habal-habal” driver Jovanie Toquero yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said.

Toquero was caught in an entrapment operation after he sold a sachet of suspected marijuana to an undercover officer around 5 a.m. on Friday, the police added.

Kadalasan mga foreigners ang kustomer ko sa illegal na droga, lalo na sa gabi. Mga tatlong buwan na akong nagbebenta. Dito ko rin sa isla kinukuha ang supply ko ng marijuana,” Toquero said.

Police investigator said the suspect – a former drug surrenderer – was involved in a series of theft and robbery incidents in Boracay Island since 2014. 

Pag may pasahero ako, may aangkas na kasama ko at binubuksan ang bag ng biktima. Mga damit ang kinukuha namin. Binibenta ito namin para pangbayad sa utang,” he added.

Toquero was turned over to the custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Iloilo City.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed agaisnt him./PN

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