A 40-year-old male pusher was arrested by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after he sold methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, to a poseur-buyer inside a popular fast food restaurant chain on October 13, 2014 in Pasig City.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspect as Zaldy Sanchez y Alci, alias Zaldo, single, a cockfighting handler and a resident of No. 058 S. Tuazon Street, Pateros, Metro Manila.
An undercover PDEA agent was able to hatch a drug transaction with Sanchez who agreed to rendezvous inside a fast food restaurant along A. Luna Street, San Joaquin, Pasig City, at around 8:30 in the evening.
Upon a pre-arranged signal, operatives of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) under Atty. Jacquelyn de Guzman immediately swooped down on Sanchez after he received the P1,000 marked bill placed on top of boodle money in exchange for one knot-tied plastic bag containing 175.0437 grams of shabu worth P875,000.
According to reports, Sanchez was arrested for a drug-related offense in 2005 but the case was later dismissed two years after by a regional trial court in Pateros.
A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, was filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor in Pasig City against Sanchez.