No more secrets: Senate panel to name ‘ninja cops’ on Oct. 1

No more secrets: Senate panel to name ‘ninja cops’ on Oct. 1

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The public will finally know the identities of the so called “ninja cops” or policemen who allegedly recycle or resell illegal drugs seized from law enforcement operations.

Senator Richard Gordon said the Senate Blue Ribbon and Justice committees which he chairs will reveal the “ninja cops'” names when they hold another hearing on the alleged anomalies inside the Bureau of Corrections on October 1.

He said the policemen will be invited to the hearing.

“That is our intention: tawagin na siga agad doon para meron na kaming jurisdiction sa kanila at makapagsalita na sila,” Gordon said in an interview over dwIZ radio.

The senator said some high ranking police officials have been invited to the hearing over their alleged involvement in reselling seized illegal drugs, though he refused to identify who they are.

Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde, however, has said he will attend the hearing because he received an invitation.

Albayalde was administratively relieved in 2014 when he was the director of the Pampanga police district over an alleged irregularity surrounding police operations against a suspected drug dealer in the town of Mexico.

The PNP chief was dragged into the Senate’s investigation after senators invited former police general and now Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong.

Behind closed doors, Magalong testified that some policemen were involved in the “agaw bato” modus involving reselling of drugs seized during law enforcement operations.

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