- The National Police is closely monitoring 96 cops who are suspected to be involved in illegal drug trade and extortion, said incoming PNP chief Albayalde
- He also promised to continue the campaign against illegal drugs
- “Bato” is scheduled to retire on April 21, but Duterte extended his term and it is not clear for how long
PNP’s counter-intelligence operatives are closely monitoring 96 cops who are suspected to be involved in illegal activities, said incoming national police chief Director Oscar Albayalde.
77 of the 96 are allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade, and the others, extortion.
Albayalde made sure in an interview that he will focus on the discipline of the cops as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Gustong-gusto niya (Duterte) iyung pagdidisiplina sa ating mga kapulisan. Ito naman po talaga ang tama dahil sabi ko nga, over the years, mukhang napabayaan ang internal discipline namin,” Albayalde said. [The president wants to improve the discipline of our cops, which is the right thing… as I’ve said, our internal discipline seem to have been neglected over the years.]
Albayalde also promised to continue the campaign against illegal drugs in his upcoming role as the country’s Police chief.
Albayalde will replace police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.
Bato is scheduled to retire on April 21, but Duterte extended his term, and it’s not clear for how long.
Bato will lead the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) after his retirement.