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PNP going after protectors
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, regional police director of the Negros Island Region, yesterday called on Negrenses to trust him, in dealing with policemen alleged to be drug protectors.

“I will deal with these policemen. I will do something about it,” Capa said.

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office is now finalizing the list of police officers allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, and those using drugs, for submission to the PNP higher headquarters.

Senior Supt. William Señoron, Negros Occidental provincial police director, refused to give details on the exact number of police officers linked to drugs, but confirmed that allegations about some of them have already been validated.

Three police officers assigned in Negros Island have tested positive for use of prohibited drugs. Early this week, personnel of the Regional Intelligence Unit 18 were also subjected to drug testing.

It is very crucial to clean their ranks through drug testing, because their presence will erode the credibility of the PNP, the police said.

As to incidents of extra-judicial killings, Capa said he will not tolerate them. “That will worsen the situation”, he said on the killing of a suspected drug personality in Talisay City.

Similar incidents also took place in Calatrava and in Negros Oriental, with victims linked to the proliferation of prohibited drugs.

“Everything we do should be above board”, Capa said.*GPB .

The Police Regional Office 18 expects a reduction of crime volume in Negros Island Region, with the surrender of thousands of self-confessed pushers and users within just a period of two weeks, Chief Supt. Conrado Capa, NIR police director, yesterday said.

Capa said he wants to conduct a study on the impact of their Oplan Tokhang campaign to crime

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