Tondo trike driver nabbed for drugs

A TRICYCLE driver said to be a leader of a notorious drug group in Tondo, Manila, was nabbed by Manila Police District (MPD) authorities during a buy-bust operation yesterday morning.

Charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was suspect Alexander Morales, alias AJ, 28, of  1157 Sandico St., Tondo.

The MPD-Tondo Police Station 2 (PS-2) reported that Morales is a high value target  and is the leader of the ‘AJ Morales Drug Group’.

Officer-on-case PCpl. Peralta John Paul said the suspect was arrested around 7:30 a.m. by Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) operatives at the corner of Sandico and Asuncion Streets in Tondo. 

The operation was based on tipped information regarding the illegal activities of the suspect. 

The suspect was arrested  after the police poseur-buyer managed to buy shabu from him.

Confiscated from Morales were the buy-bust money used in the operation and 45.5 grams of shabu in several plastic sachets with an estimated street value of  P309,400.