‘Taho’ is a famous snack or hot beverage among Filipinos. It is made from silken tofu with sweet syrup, ‘arnibal’ and ‘sago’ or pearls. Vendors usually sell them in the morning while roaming around and shouting, “Tahoooo!”
Many have delighted in this delicacy while growing up. Over the years, it has been innovated on and given takes by entrepreneurs. For example, there is now frozen taho which is mixed with strawberry, chocolate, and other syrups. It is now also an ice cream flavor.
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However, this innocent snack was used as a guise in selling another product. A 41-year-old taho vendor is actually selling substance that is forbidden to be sold to people. His illegal doing was fortunately caught by authorities and he is now facing its consequences.
The vendor was named Gemini Alingawa. He disguises his illegal transaction of ‘shabu’ through selling taho. However, his shenanigans were put into a stop when he was discovered by the Consolacion Police Drug Enforcement Unit.
The said organization had a correspondent pretend to be a buyer of the shabu that Alingawa was selling. At Sitio Katagusan in Baragang Casili, the vendor handed a sachet with white powder which was suspected as the illegal substance.
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Upon handing the shabu, authorities came to the scene and arrested the vendor.
Apparently, Alingawa hides the illegal substance he was secretly selling in of the compartments where the taho was also kept. They are placed where the syrup, pearls, and his profit are.
Netizens salute the police for successfully arresting the vendor who sells illegal drugs.
Nowadays, sellers of illegal drugs continue to find ways just to transport them to the buyers. In some cases, they are even hidden directly into the food or sometimes inside a human’s body. Sadly, it is very much widespread in the Philippines and authorities still encounter cases on a daily basis.
What can you say about the taho vendor’s modus? How about the police’s quick action? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.