JoyRide rider discovers weed in delivery package
A vigilant JoyRide Kasundo biker just thwarted an attempt to use the motorcycle ride-sharing app’s delivery service for illegal transactions.
Suspecting something shady with the delivery, the JoyRide rider discovered a small plastic sachet containing what he believed to be marijuana, an illegal drug in the Philippines, inside a loaf bread that he was supposed to deliver from Pasig City to Malabon City.
The delivery man said he received a booking from Riverfront Residences, a Pasig condominium, between 10:00 and 11:00 am on May 8, Friday.
Upon seeing that he was delivering a loaf of bread, the rider immediately began to suspect something illegal going on.
“Isang tasty lang ihahatid ng Malabon. Noong ipi-pickup ko na ‘tong item, isang balot lang pala. Nagtataka ako kung bakit pinapa-book pa ito kung pwede naman bumili lang doon sa Malabon, gagastos pa sila ng P314 para sa booking fee,” the biker said.
The rider made a stop to check the item, upon which he noticed the aforementioned sachet stuck between the bread slices.
“Nakita ko may palaman, eto yung sandwich ngayon ng loaf na-nakaplastic. Tapos noong tinanong ko bakit walang number ng receiver medyo nagtataka na po ako,” he shared.
“Dinala ko po agad sa Barangay Maybunga at pina-check po sa mga kagawad, positive po na may nakaipit na suspected marijuana. Tinatawagan ko po yung sender hindi na po sumasagot,” he added.
“Sana po sa panahon na ito, huwag naman nila samantalahin na manloko at gumawa pa ng mga illegal na gawain lalo na konektado sa iligal na droga, dahil naghahanap-buhay lang din po kami at baka kami pa ang balingan ng sisi,” the biker said.
Commending the rider’s alertness and actions, JoyRide Vice President for Corporate Affairs Noli Eala reiterated his company’s support for the government even during these difficult times.
“We are aware of the dire need of the public to buy essential goods during the extended enhanced community quarantine while having to stay home. Thus Joyride has pivoted its business to serve this growing demand. In the course of our business, Joyride is also one with government in helping them curb crime by ensuring that the malicious use by some elements of our delivery services will not be allowed,” he said.
“We are aware that the onset of Covid-19 has changed the lives of people including the behavior of hardened criminals. Joyride remains vigilant to these illegal machinations and unlawful practices and shall continue to implement strict inspection protocols to make sure that our riders are not exploited during this pandemic for criminal ends,” Eala added.
“We salute our JoyRide Kasundo biker for stepping up and taking initiative in reporting the incident. In these trying times, everybody must take initiative as much as they can and should do their part to stop these illegal activities,” he concluded.
Officials of Barangay Maybunga immediately reported the incident to the Pasig City Police.