PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa has relieved some members of the Antipolo police after the daughter of slain suspected drug pushers tagged them not only for her parents' deaths but also for allegedly reselling drugs seized from buy-bust operations.
Dela Rosa made the announcement after Mary Rose Aquino, the daughter of slain suspected drug pushers Rodelio and Rosalie Campos, testified before the Senate that a certain Rabe and Hong ordered her parents to repack and resell illegal drugs.
There were times, she said, that the cops would even have their drug sessions at their home.
“Effective today, i-relieve ko yung mga tao na yan. Ilagay ko sa administration holding unit at conduct-an ko ng investigation ng IAS (Internal Affairs Service),” Dela Rosa told reporters in an interview after the Senate hearing.
“Like what we did doon sa listahan na binanggit ni Presidente na nilagay natin sila sa admin holding unit, ipapatawag ko sila today, today agad, today,” he added.
He said the officers would either be restricted to their quarters or be brought to Camp Crame.
Dela Rosa said he would order the relief of the all the members of the police station, including its chief, if further investigation showed that all of them were involved in illegal drugs.
“Kung mapo-prove na lahat ng pulis dyan sa Antipolo ay involved sa drugs, buong police station tanggalin ko. Pati yung commander, tanggalin ko lahat,” Dela Rosa said.
He thanked the witness Aquino for divulging the alleged illegal operations at the Antipolo police station.
“Yung pangalawang witness nagpapasalamat ako doon dahil meron tayong nadiskubre na meron pa palang pulis na ganun na hindi naisama dun sa mga scalawag sa listahan namin," Dela Rosa said.
"So bagong discovery. Talagang hahabulin namin sila,” he added.
“Major and very valuable (ang kanyang revelation. I’m very thankful for those revelations coming from the witnesses, nagpapasalamat ako,” Dela Rosa said.
Before they were killed, Aquino said her parents would remit money from the sale of illegal drugs to a policeman named "Rabe." It was also Rabe who had summoned her parents on the last day she saw them.
"Bandang 5pm [of June 20, 2016] tumawag sa kanya ang pulis na Rabe... Galit na galit ang pulis sa papa ko. Pumunta na daw sila," Aquino said.
"Pagkaalis po nila hindi na sila nakabalik, nagtext po ang mama ko sa tita ko, sabi po niya pag di na po sila nakauwi si Rabe lang ang nagpapunta sa kanila at nagpatawag. Pag namatay daw po sila si Hong lang daw," she added.
Aquino's parents were found dead after they left their house to allegedly remit P50,000 from the sale of illegal drugs to the police officers. —NB, GMA News