Po­lice of­fi­cers in drug ma­trix re­lieved

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PHILIP­PINE Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) chief Os­car Al­bay­alde has or­dered the relief of the of­fi­cers linked by Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte to the ram­pant il­le­gal drugs ac­tiv­i­ties in the coun­try, PNP spokesper­son Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Benigno Du­rana said Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10.

“Be­fore pa lum­abas, (ang ma­trix) alam na ng chief PNP kaya agad-agad ni-relieve sa crit­i­cal or sen­si­tive units (ang mga pulis na in­volved) gaya ng PDEG (Po­lice Drug En­force­ment Group). Inatasan niya si (PDEG Di­rec­tor Al­bert) Ferro na i-relieve sila at inas­sign sa ibang units… ’yung iba nasa re­gions 2, 3, 4 at ‘yung dalawa nasa Armm, lalo na se­nior of­fi­cer,” said Du­rana.

The po­lice of­fi­cers on the ma­trix re­leased by the Pres­i­dent on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 10, were dis­missed of­fi­cer Ed­uardo Acierto, Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Leonardo Suan, Su­per­in­ten­dents Is­mael Fajardo Jr. and Lorenzo Ba­cia, Po­lice In­spec­tors Lito Pirote and Con­rado Caragdag and Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 4 Ale­jan­dro Ger­ardo Li­wanag, who were all mem­bers of the PDEG.

Acierto, who had the rank of Se­nior Su­per­in­tended, was or­dered dis­missed from the ser­vice by the Of­fice of the Om­buds­man for al­legedly dip­ping his hands into the con­tro­ver­sial case of the miss­ing 1,004 AK47s, which al­legedly ended up in the hands of the com­mu­nist New Peo­ple’s Army.

Du­rana said the PNP has in­tel­li­gence in­for­ma­tion on the al­leged il­le­gal drugs in­volve­ment of the said of­fi­cials but they have yet to file charges against them.

“So far this is an in­tel­li­gence in­for­ma­tion, con­tin­u­ing ang at­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion hindi lamang ‘yung reg­u­lar in­ves­ti­ga­tion natin pati na rin ‘yung counter in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tions… So far wala pang cases filed against them… since an in­tel­li­gence in­for­ma­tion is in­ad­mis­si­ble in court but def­i­nitely a case build up and thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion is in mo­tion right af­ter we re­lieved based on the order of chief Al­bay­alde,” he said.

“There are a lot of ways to mon­i­tor their ac­tiv­i­ties. The mo­ment they were re­lieved and taken from sen­si­tive po­si­tions inatasan na ng pa­munuan ‘yung (mon­i­tor­ing ng) ter­ri­to­rial ac­tiv­i­ties while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing,” he added. ( SunS­tar Philip­pines)


HARDIN NG LU­NAS GAZEBO. Lt. Gen­eral Rolando Joselito Bautista (right), Com­mand­ing Gen­eral of Philip­pine Army, and Dra. Isa Sun­tay of the Tar­lac Her­itage Foun­da­tion Inc., re­lease tilapia fin­ger­lings dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the “Hardin ng Lu­nas Gazebo” at Camp Gen­eral Sevil­lano Aquino in San Miguel ,Tar­lac City on Tues­day (Oct. 9, 2018).

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