Alleged “ninja cop” Police Maj. Rodney Baloyo on Friday (Oct. 30) was taken to a new detention facility, Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Spokesperson Gabriel Chaclag.
“At about 1520H today, the transfer of PDL Baloyo from BuCor custody to San Fernando City District Jail in Pampanga had commenced,” Chaclag said.
“Subject PDL is being escorted now by BuCor SWAT personnel and well coordinated with the PNP (Philippine National Police) and BJMP (Bureau of Jail Management) authorities,” he added.
The BuCor received on Tuesday (Oct. 27) the Baloyo’s 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.