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Street sweeper who found shabu lauded

A STREET cleaner was praised for calling the police after finding sachets of suspected shabu while cleaning the road somewhere in Matina Aplaya on Tuesday. 

The worker, whose identity could not be disclosed for her safety, was on her routine work– picking garbage and cleaning the road on Tuesday morning when she found the sachets containing white crystalline substances believed to be shabu. 

Kinahanglan gyud na siya para kung kinsa man tong mga nakakita og mga ing-ana, kinahanglan isumbong gyud nato sa mga pulis para masugpo gyud nang droga (Whoever finds something like that needs to report the incident to the police so that illegal drugs will be eradicated),” she said. 

Initially, the personnel thought the whitish powder inside the sachet was tawas (alum) as it looked similar to shabu. However, she became suspicious when she noticed a lighter and a tube. 

Col. Kirby John Kraft, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director, commended the worker of the City Environment and Natural Resources. He also urged the public to emulate the action of the street sweeper.

“We should do our part as citizens of Davao City as it is the civic duty of Davaoeños to report these kinds of suspicious incidents immediately to the authorities,” Kraft said.


Davao City has recently launched “Culture of Security,” a people-centered security awareness campaign with the tagline “May Nakita? Dapat Magsalita!” to adopt vigilance as a way of life. 


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