BREAKING: 7 Policemen, Fired In Negros Occidental Due To Drugs
7 policemen were fired in Negros Occidental and will be transferred to another police station due to alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
Chief Inspector Rico Santotome Superintendent Jacob Crisostomo, and Chief Inspector Joemarie Occeno will be placed in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). While, Superintendent Rosauro Francisco and Superintendent Santiago Rapiz will be transferred to Zamboanga.
Chief Inspector Lino Dalisay and Superintendent Leonardo Angcon will be transferred to Cordillera. According to Chief Inspector Dianne Catherdral, spokesperson of police regional office 18, the police already know the directives.
The chief inspector also said if the police weren’t involved in illegal drugs, they did nothing to abolish drugs in their areas. The 7 policemen denied the allegations against them but they will still follow the order of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
One of the accused police Superintendent Santiago Rapiz can’t accept the allegation against him. He said that issues against him were made to dismiss him from his job. Dalisay is also willing to undergo a lifestyle check to prove that he doesn’t accept drug money.
In a text message, Santotome said that he is willing to follow the order of the higher officials. Aside from police dismissed from their post, there are also policemen who lost their lives during operations to abolish illegal drugs in the country.
There are almost 32, 909 anti-drug operations have been conducted. Over 1, 725 lives of drug personalities were taken while 31, 629 were arrested and almost 700, 000 users have already surrendered to authorities. [SOURCE]