Local News: BCPO Validates Names in the ‘Book of Deals’
The Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is conducting validation of the names listed in the alleged book of deals of those involved in the illegal drug use and trade in the City. The book was recovered by police operatives at the house of a couple in Brgy. 2.
PSSupt. Ricardo T. Dela Paz, BCPO head reported that he has directed the Intelligence and Investigation branch, the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations and other offices to jointly conduct the verification of the reports.
Earlier, CAIDSOTG operatives led by PSupt. Santiago Y. Rapiz, recovered the book inside the house of Genelyn Jimena and her live-in partner, Nonoy Amantillo during a raid in Brgy. 2 last Sunday.
Dela Paz withholds the names of the personalities allegedly involved and are listed while investigation is being conducted.
Amantillo and Jimena escaped the raid; however, charges for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of Republic Act (RA) 9165 for the sale, and possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia possession of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Moreover, Police regional Office 6 (PRO6) head, PCSupt. Cipriano E. Querol Jr. expressed the view that police officers will be dismissed once they will be caught positive of illegal drugs.
"Using or pushing illegal drugs is an uncalled-for behavior of a police officer and the offense is tantamount to dismissal from service," said Querol.
Querol added that random drug testing will be conducted to police personnel in different units in Region 6.
Police report said that a Police Superintendent assigned at Camp Delgado was allegedly found positive for using illegal drugs in a drug test conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory in January 2012. The drug testing was conducted to 30 police non-commissioned and commissioned officers upon the request of S/Supt. Wesley, PRO-6 chief of directorial staff.
A summary dismissal proceedings will be initiated against whoever gets positive for illegal substance eventually helping clean the region’s police force of scalawags.
Furthermore, he emphasized that they cannot allow the few misfits in the organization to taint the PNP image with the public and they must be removed from the ranks following presentation of evidence to prove their guilt.*