Cop Arrested in Tarlac for Allegedly Illegal Drugs Use and Being a Protector
The police force has arrested a cop who was allegedly a user and protector of illegal drugs during the buy-bust operation in Tarlac.
The cop was believed to be an illicit drug user and protector of the illegal drug trade in Tarlac, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. The police scalawag was identified as Corporal Geymar Oroquero.
According to Eleazar, the police officer was apprehended in a buy-bust operation in Gerona, Tarlac, as part of an illicit narcotics operation against him. Eleazar further stated that Oroquero will be discharged from the military.
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Eleazar also ordered that in-depth investigations be launched to determine whether Police Corporal Geymar Oroquero had other local police accomplices in safeguarding and paying the illegal drug activity in Gerona and the surrounding areas. Eleazar demanded that the police officer be fired right away.
“Inatasan ko na ang RD, PRO3 na madaliin ang imbestigasyon para ma-umpisahan na agad ang pagsibk sa serbisyo ni Corporal Oroquero na nahuli sa isang anti-illegal drugs operations sa Gerona, Tarlac,” said Gen Eleazar.
BGen. Val De Leon, Director of Police Regional Office 3, advised the PNP head that the stated police scalawag had been disarmed and was being held in custody. Orquero will be prosecuted with a criminal violation in addition to the administrative case.
On September 10, Oroquero and his accused accomplices Marvin Gadia and Joel Umagat were detained in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Calayaan, where they were found with shabu, drug paraphernalia, and a Glock 17 with magazines. Marvin and Joel are rumored to be protected narcotics dealers.
Oroquero, who works at the Tarlac City Police Station, is believed to be a patron, protector, and financier of a July and a Melvin Gadia, who operate in Gerona and Tarlac City and promote illegal substances. The PNP commander praised the Central Luzon Police for acting quickly.
“Hindi ako magda-dalawang isip na tanggalin sa serbisyo ang mga ganitong uri ng pulis, gaano man sila karami, dahil nakakatiyak naman ako na sa laki ng suweldo ng mga pulis at sa ipinatupad nating agresibong reporma sa recruitment system, mas maraming mga mabubuting pulis ang papalit sa kanila,” said Gen. Eleazar.
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