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PNP Assures Dismissal Against Cop Involved in Illegal Sale of Firearms, Vehicles

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured the dismissal of a cop after being involved in an illegal sale of firearms and vehicles.

In a statement, PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar ordered the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) to begin a probe into the police officers who were recently arrested in Paranaque. He also instructs the IAS to fire police officers who have been involved in criminal actions.

“I assure the public that this policeman will be dismissed as part of our internal cleansing. I have already directed the Internal Affairs Service to initiate summary dismissal proceedings against him,” PNP Chief said.

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Police Staff Sergeant Michael Salinas was identified as the accused policeman. In an operation undertaken by the National Capital Region Police Office, Salinas was one of eight people detained for selling firearms and cars with bogus documents (NCRPO).

According to NCRPO head Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., Salinas looks to be the group’s leader, Eleazar stated. The officer was posted to the Manila Police District prior to his arrest (MPD).

“Isang pulis na naman ang nasangkot at nahuli sa paggawa ng iligal at tinitiyak ko na sisipain natin sa serbisyo ang Police Staff Sgt. Michael Salinas na ito sa patuloy nating paglilinis sa mga abusado at utak-kriminal sa aming hanay,” Eleazar said in a statement.

Over 5,000 police officers are said to have been sacked as a result of their involvement in illegal drugs and other crimes. Eleazar’s newly implemented Intensified Cleanliness Policy (ICP) includes surveillance and guaranteeing that no police officers are participating in criminal activity.

“Hindi lamang PNP ang makikinabang sa pagtanggal natin sa mga ganitong uri ng pulis kundi ang taumbayan na rin na dapat ay aming pinagsisilbihan ng tapat at maayos,” he said.

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