Food Panda, Grab drivers nabbed for MJ delivery

August 06, 2020

THE Manila Police District-Station 9 arrested drivers of Food Panda and Grab in a buy-bust operation Wednesday night in Singalong, Malate, Manila.

Now detained at the police station are drivers Ruff Anthony Ricana, 22, of Food Panda and residing at No.  1117-C Zapanta St., Singalong, Malate, Manila and Hector Almada Jr., 24, of Grab, residing at No.  2225 Singalong St. also in Malate.

Police said the two were nabbed in a buy-bust operation against a certain ‘Novel’ and his cohorts, conducted at around 4:45 p.m. along  Esguerra Street in  Singalong, Malate.

The suspects, police said, were delivering marijuana instead of food and were nabbed as soon as the police poseur-buyer received his delivery.

Confiscated from the suspects were sachets of dried marijuana leaves and their slingbags with the P100 bills used as buy-bust money.

The two were charged accordingly before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.