PNP-CIDG turns against ex-boss, hopes Albayalde will be indicted over ‘ninja cops’ scandal
The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) on Monday (Nov. 18) that retired PNP chief Oscar Albayalde would get indicted for his involvement with the so-called “ninja cops” who participated in the anomalous 2013 drug sting in Mexico, Pampanga.
“Umaasa na lang kami sa CIDG na sana mapagbigyan yung kasong finile namin,” said PNP-CIDG lawyer, Lt. Col. Dennis Wagas.
“Base sa aming ebidensya at imbestigasyong ginawa malamang-lamang siguro kung papalarin tayo,” Wagas he added about the likelyhood that Albayalde will get indicted.
A special panel of prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has already finished the conduct of the preliminary investigation on the complaint filed by the PNP-CIDG against Albayalde and his co-respondents.
In its amended complaint, the PNP-CIDG accused Albayalde of of graft, falsification by public officer, negligence and tolerance, and for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The case stemmed from the 2013 illegal drugs operations in Mexico, Pampanga.
During the operation, the policemen involved had allegedly kept 160 kilos of shabu as well as got P50 million and a sports utility vehicle (SUV) in exchange for the release of alleged foreign drug lord Johnson Lee.
Albayalde was the PNP Pampanga’s regional director at that time.