Alleged “ninja cop” Police Major Rodney Baloyo is set to be transferred to the San Fernando City Jail within the week from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, said Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag on Wednesday (Oct. 28).
Chaclag told reporters that “the actual transfer may happen by Thursday or Friday.”
The spokesperson noted that the “documentary processes are almost done” and “coordination with BJMP and the court are complied with.”
“The San Fernando City Jail requested that Subject PDL (person deprived of liberty) undergo RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) testing before the transfer and BuCor Health Services scheduled the test on Thursday (29 October 2020),” Chaclag said.
“Security arrangements are also being reviewed and finalised as of this day,” he added.
Chaclag said the BuCor received on Tuesday (Oct. 27) the release order from the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights and Accountability.
Baloyo got detained in Bilibid after being cited in contempt by the Senate committee last year for allegedly lying on the details of his involvement in the November 2013 narcotics operation in Pampanga.
Baloyo is currently facing charges before the San Fernando regional trial court (RTC) over his involvement in the questionable 2013 drug operations when foreign drug trader Johnson Lee was allegedly let go.
He and his co-defendants are accused of misappropriation of dangerous drugs, planting of evidence, delay and bungling of in prosecution of cases and qualified bribery.
Under the charges, the “ninja cops” allegedly misappropriated 200 kilos of shabu, P10 million and a Toyota Fortuner seized from the operation and only declared to have seized 36 kilos of shabu and P300,000.
The defendants also allegedly illegally arrested Chinese national Ding Wenkun instead of Lee and made false charges against him.