TAWAS KING? Alleged drug dealer passes off tawas as shabu
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Operatives nabbed Harold Kim Moraño of Zone 3, Pagdaicon, Barangay Mabolo, by virtue of a warrant of arrest for the crime of theft.
During the body search, however, the investigators were surprised to find several sachets containing a white substance.
Moraño confessed that he peddles the substance to shabu users at a price comparable to the street value of shabu.
He earlier said that he sometimes sells tawas as shabu because tawas is less expensive, and the supply of shabu has now become scarce due to anti-drug campaign.
The operatives suspect, however, that the substance may once again be tawas, instead of the prohibited drug.
They said they will forward the substance to the crime lab to confirm whether it is shabu or tawas.
Residents here, meanwhile, have started calling Moraño “Tawas King” after having been apprehended earlier for selling the fake shabu.