The time of reckoning for police officers allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, and those in the use of prohibited drugs, in Negros Occidental, has finally arrived.
Senior Supt. William Señoron, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, yesterday said that he is now finalizing the list of police officers involved in drugs, and those of using prohibited drugs, for submission to Camp Crame.
While he refused to give the exact number of police officers linked to illegal drugs, Señoron, however, confirmed that the links of some to the illegal drug trade have already been validated, while that of the others is still ongoing.
Once he has submitted the two-page list, with the names of those tested positive for drugs, Señoron said “It is up to the higher headquarters to direct us on what to do. They will have to suffer the consequences of their action,” he said.
Three policemen, who had gone AWOL( Absent Without Leave), and are linked to drugs, were recently neutralized by the police, with the arrest of two, while the other one was killed in a buy-bust operation in Negros Occidental after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Three others tested positive for drug use, as a result of random drug testing conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory in various units of the Police Regional Office 18 in Negros.
But Señoron also assured his full-support to police officers, who are now the subjects of black propaganda from drug personalities in Negros Occidental.
“This is just a matter of credibility. We should not succumb to the pressure, as drug personalities are out to discredit us.” Señoron said.
Sixteen police officers were earlier tagged as “protectors” of the illegal drug trade in Bacolod City, and this is now being verified by the National Police Commission and Police Regional Office.*GPB
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