Some 19 public transport drivers in Zamboanga City were found positive of using “shabu” following a surprise random drug test conducted Friday, March 29, by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the city government said.
PDEA, in collaboration with the City Ant-Drug Abuse Council, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and Zamboanga City Police Office, spearheaded the drug test among the drivers at the west coast area.
“Initial report from the field showed that out of the 484 drivers who took the drug test, 19 were found positive of shabu,” the local government said.
Drug test areas were established in Magay, Plaza Pershing and KCC among others.
Drivers of the public transport vehicles in the east coast area would also undergo similar drug test this April, the city government said.
Targets of the drug test procedure are drivers of passenger vans, motorcycle and jeepney drivers among others, it said.