BCPO slams ‘drug recycling’ claim: ‘We don’t tolerate that’

BACOLOD City – There has been no report of cops involved in the “recycling” of drugs in this city, a police official said.

“We don’t tolerate that,” stressed Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

This after Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino confirmed that unscrupulous anti-narcotics agents either sell seized illegal drugs, or use them as planted evidence in bogus operations.

Pico said he respects Aquino’s statement, admitting that incidents of drug recycling are “rare and usually done by few rotten, rogue, misfit cops only.”

Ang aton internal cleansing wala gani naga-focus sa personnel nga protector, nagabaton sang payola ,damo na kita sang na suspended kag na dismiss nga mga police officer nga nagagamit sang confiscated drugs nga gina recycle nila, pero pila lang man na sila nga mga pulis,” he said.

Pico explained that after a successful antidrug operation, all seized items are taken to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory for proper disposition.

After the laboratory examination, only the results (documents) will be given to the operatives and the items will be left in the crime laboratory, Pico claimed.

Galing amo lang na ang masubo, kay bisan duwa lang ka pulis ma implikar sa sina nga kaso daw lahatan na paglantaw sang publiko,” he said.

Pico added: “Ginhawa na naton patinlo ang imahe sang PNP, here comes now another issue nga nagapanubo sang morale sang aton kapulisan,” Pico pointed out.

Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the reported recycling of illegal drugs by some police officers during anti-narcotics operations.

Duterte said police officers who engage in the practice should be killed./PN


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