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PNP monitoring 3,000 cops allegedly involved in illegal activities

The Philippine National Police (PNP) placed 3,000 police officers under a counter intelligence watchlist for allegedly being involved in illegal activities, Jun Veneracion reported Tuesday on “24 Oras.”

“May extortion, may involvement sa illegal drugs, mga pangongotong, at bangketa,” said PNP Chief Police General Benjamin Acorda Jr.

(There's extortion, involvement in illegal drugs... case-fixing.)

Acorda said that, as a former PNP intelligence chief, he knew which police officers were tainted.

The 3,000 alleged police scalawags were now being closely monitored, and cases were being built against them as part of the PNP purge.

Acorda also reassured the public that the they should not hesitate to report police officers who were involved in criminal activities.

“Talagang ta-trabahohin ng ating mga intelligence operatives to make sure na hindi na sila gagawa ng kalokohan,” he said.

(Our intelligence operatives will diligently work on these cases to put a stop to these criminal activities.)

Meanwhile, after the arrest of a police officer in an October 2022 raid in which 990 kilos of shabu were seized, Acorda was going to disband the PNP-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) Special Operating Units (SOU) in all regions.

“‘Yung mga regional offices ay I consolidate na to make sure that the activities and operations are really monitored,” Acorda added.

(The regional offices are going to be consolidated to make sure that activities and operations are monitored.) — DVM, GMA Integrated News