Shabu dealers now offer "free taste" to students

They use freebies to create young junkies.

Shabu dealers have taken their cue from supermarket food promos.


The Philippine National Police (PNP) has warned the public that the latest "promotional tactics" of Pinoy drug peddlers these days is to offer students a "free taste" of their products.


Chief Inspector Roque Merdegia, the spokesman of the PNP's Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF), was quoted as saying, "When (they) are addicted to shabu, the students will be forced to buy the illegal drug based on the terms of the shabu pushers. Some drug pushers give students large discounts."


Cecille Suerte Felipe of The Philippine Star reported: "Merdegia said high school students are more prone to getting hooked to illegal drugs since at their age, they are more adventurous and are eager to try everything, like smoking cigarettes and drinking liquor."


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