Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna: The director of Police Regional Office (PRO) Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) has confirmed that the logbook seized from a suspected Chinese drug lord in San Pablo City on Wednesday showed names of some policemen acting as protectors of an illegal drugs syndicate.
Without disclosing the individual names on the list, Chief Supt. Valfrie Tabian said the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 4A is still in the process of decoding the contents of the logbook. He added, however, among the many policemen listed is one with a rank of Senior Police Officer (SPO) 4.
The logbook, found during the raid in the suspected hideout of the alleged drug lord, indicates transactions made under the drug lord’s trade, Tabian said.
Last Tuesday, operatives of the CIDG from Cavite and the main office raided the alleged drug lord’s hideout in Barangay 4A, San Pablo City, but the suspect reportedly escaped.
The raid was conducted following the arrest of three suspects in Parañaque City (Metro Manila) on Monday night, during which about 3.25 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were found, and subsequently in a follow-up operation, about 1 kilogram more of the drug was confiscated from another hideout in Bacoor City, Cavite.
The total street value of the seized shabu was placed at about P16 million.
In a command conference held on Wednesday, Tabian directed Calabarzon police to implement aggressive and tough operations against illegal drugs, intensify anti-criminality campaigns and pursue extensive investigation of sensational cases.
The plan covers vigorous operations that identify, locate and neutralize targets; launches crackdown operations; conducts massive application of search warrants (One Time Big Time), and stages buy-bust operations.
Tabian warned illegal drug traders in the region to stop their activities or face the full force of the law without favor or mercy, as he vowed to pursue to fugitive drug lords and others involved in the illegal drugs trade.