Albayalde: 7 ‘ninja cops’ mentioned by PDEA under PNP watch list
Aileen Cerrudo • September 23, 2019 • 2211
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde confirmed on Monday (September 23) that the seven ‘ninja cops’ mentioned by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) are already under the PNP watch list.
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino previously reported that these seven ninja cops are still in active service and are allegedly recycling recovered or confiscated illegal drugs.
According to Albayalde, these seven cops are among the 87 ninja cops who are allegedly involved in illegal drugs.
“All of these policemen are under strict monitoring. Mayroon kaming IMEG dito (We have IMEG here). That’s the very reason kung bakit tayo nagtayo ng (why we have)Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group — to monitor these people,” he said.
Meanwhile, the PNP chief also responded to rumors about his involvement in the recycling of illegal drugs.
“Let us not make a mistake, not just for the perception of one person. Kung uso ang recycling sa droga, uso din iyong recycling ng perception (if recycling of drugs is still happening, so is recycling of perception),” Albayalde said.
Albayalde was pertaining to the action of Senator Richard Gordon at a Senate press conference, where he motioned with four fingers when asked about the rank of police officials involved in the recycling of illegal drugs. —AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
Fifty Chinese nationals were arrested by the Makati City Police on Monday (July 6) for working in an illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) firm.
The Makati City Police conducted an operation in Barangay Pio del Pilar after receiving complaints from residents about an illegal gambling operation.
NCRPO director Police MGen. Debold Sinas said various electronic devices including laptop computers, cellphones, and wifi routers were seized in the operation.
The arrested Chinese nationals will face various charges, such as violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, violation of RA 10176, and violation of article 515 in relation to RA 11332, as well as the city’s general community quarantine guidelines. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
The Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) on Monday (July 6) arrested two policemen for extorting money from tricycle drivers in Bulacan.
PNP-IMEG Spokesperson PCapt. Mae Ann Cunanan said the agency has been receiving numerous reports since 2019 against two policemen and two civilians extorting from motorists.
Based on reports, the cops would demand payment from motorists in exchange for redeeming their licenses instead of only issuing a citation ticket.
“Kapag hinuhuli nila iyong mga traffic violators, mga tricycle drivers ay hindi nila ini-issue ang ticket. Instead, kinukuha nila iyong pera kapalit nito iyong pagtanggal na sa kanilang violation, (When they apprehend traffic violators and tricycle drivers, they will not issue a ticket. They would take money instead in exchange for removing the violation),” she said.
Cunanan identified the two policemen as PSMgt. Vic Godwin and Pat. Jay Mark Tuazon who are assigned in Malolos City Police Community Precinct 5. The two civilians who served as their middlemen were identified as Wendell Mendoza and Kenneth Villena.
The suspects will be charged with robbery extortion while the two policemen will have additional administrative cases and grave misconduct. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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