Grab drivers can inspect suspicious packages: police


Posted at Sep 26 2017 03:24 PM

MANILA - Ride-hailing firm Grab has allowed its drivers to inspect their clients' suspicious-looking packages under an agreement with authorities, a police official said Tuesday.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said earlier this week that Grab's and rival Uber's delivery services had been used by drug dealers to transport their wares.

Aside from inspecting packages, Grab drivers will also undergo training on coordination with law enforcers under a memorandum of agreement signed on Tuesday, said Supt. Arnel Escobal, head of the police Highway Patrol Group.

Uber has communicated to its driver partners "to be cautious and to only fulfill trips with riders," its spokeswoman, Catherine Avelino, told ABS-CBN News.

-- Report from Henry Atuelan, ABS-CBN News