PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar Orders Dismissal vs 2 Cops Over Murder, Drug Links
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Police Chief Guillermo Eleazar orders dismissal against two (2) cops who were linked to murder and illegal drugs.
Eleazar instructed the International Affairs Service (IAS) to initiate summary dismissal proceedings against two Manila police officers. This came after it was revealed that one of them was engaged in the murder of a businessman and that another was a drug dealer.
“These scalawags have no place in the PNP. Rest assured that the cleansing of police ranks will continue with our Intensified Cleanliness Policy,” Eleazar said in a statement.
Senior M/Sgt. Bernardo Oriol, Jr. has been named as a suspect in the August 2 ambush in Malate, Manila, of businessman Naiquian Yuan. Last August 6, he and his suspected accomplice Shi Shanbang were apprehended in Binondo, Manila.
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Investigators from the Manila Police District (MPD) stated Oriol’s attire matched that of one of the motorcycle-riding suspects. The investigation went on to say that his motorcycle was identical to the one used in the ambush.
Meanwhile, police officers apprehended Staff Sgt. Manuel Bien and narcotics suspect Alfie Gomez in a buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City’s Barangay Plainview on August 9. Bien was identified by Gomez as his illegal narcotics dealer.
Meanwhile, Eleazar has ordered the director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Maj. Gen. Albert Ignatius Ferro, to replace all officers of the CIDG’s Quezon City Field Unit due to extortion charges. He further ordered that all members of the unit be disarmed and held in solitary confinement awaiting an investigation.
Ferro had already ordered the release of the unit’s commander, Maj. Merbern Lago, and one of its members, Senior M/Sgt. Ruel Chu, for reportedly demanding PHP3 million in exchange for the release of jailed businessman Adrian Dominic Ang.
“Hindi mag-aatubili ang PNP na alisin sa hanay ang mga sumisira sa tiwala at kumpiyansa ng ating mga kababayan sa kapulisan,” the PNP chief said.
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