Sun.Star Baguio

Cops readies charges

- Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Reporter

THE BAGUIO City Police Office is set to file a case against to police officers of the defunct Regional Drug Enforcemen­t Unit (RDEU) following the

alleged kidnap slay of an individual whose headless body was found in Tublay last month.

Although police has yet tore veal the identity of the two police officers despite pressure from netizens, Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO - COR) regional director R’win Pagkalinaw­an said they do not condone nor tolerate any wrongdoing of any police.

Pa gk alina wan said despite this incident, PRO - COR policemen and women remain committed to delivering the best public service to the people of the Cordillera­s and steadfast in their pledge of being the protectors of the citizens.

“I am saddened and shocked that a crime this brutal was committed by members of our police force. Though historical­ly we know that beheading enemies used to be a part of the culture of the Cordillera­s, in these modern times, it is anathema to contempora­ry society,” said Pagkalinaw­an.

The PRO – COR top cop added this singular event brought down the morale of the whole police force of Cordillera but the regional police will pursue the case against the perpetrato­rs, “notwithsta­nding the fact that they are our brothers in arms.”

“We reiterate that this is an isolated incident. We will always remain guided by the directive of our Chief PNP P/Gen Debold Sinas, not to condone nor tolerate any wrongdoing of our men. We condole with the family of the victim and we vow that justice will be served,” added Pagkalinaw­an.

Despite the dissolutio­n of the RDEU, Pagkalinaw­an said operation of the different provincial drug enforcemen­t unit will continue.

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