Police identified the drug suspect as 54-year old Wei-Tang Yao alias Julian, a resident of 163 Lane Shang Cheng Street in Taipei, Taiwan and temporarily staying at Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag.
The suspect was arrested at around 1 a.m. after he sold a sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or locally known as shabu from a police-poseur buyer in exchange for P1,000 marked money in Road 1A in Sitio Bulabog.
The joint operation was conducted by operatives of Malay Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (MAIDSOTG) led by Chief Inspector Mark Evan Salvo, Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC) led by Senior Inspector Jess Baylon, Aklan Public Safety Company, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the 605th Maritime Police.
During the search, the police recovered four heat-sealed plastic transparent sachets of suspected shabu, a large-sized sachet of shabu, an improvised water pipe and the passport of the Taiwanese national.
The suspect admitted he was using the illegal drugs, but, denied dealing shabu to his guests.
The foreigner has been staying in Boracay Island for more than one year. He was detained at BTAC lock up cell after his arrest.
Wei is facing charges for violations of Section 5 and Section 11 of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL