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Arrested driver used lotto tickets to hide shabu in Tagbilaran City

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 11:07 AM November 07, 2019
buy-bust operation in Tagbilaran City

Romeo Penaso was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Tagbilaran City in Bohol province Wednesday night. Leo Udtohan/Inquirer Visayas

TAGBILARAN CITY –– A motorcycle-for-hire driver who used lotto tickets to hide small sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth) was arrested here on Wednesday night.

Romeo Penaso, 40, was arrested by joint forces of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Bohol and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in a buy-bust operation at 8:30 p.m. Barangay Poblacion 2.

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Lawyer Rennan Augustus Oliva, chief of NBI-Bohol, said Penaso was included in the drugs watchlist.

Recovered from the suspect were two small sachets of suspected shabu and a cellphone.

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Penaso attached the small sachets of shabu to the back of lotto tickets to hide his illegal operations.

Oliva said a case for possession of illegal drugs would be filed against Penaso.

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