The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed several charges against a policeman assigned at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) after he was arrested in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Sampaloc, Manila conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
In a resolution approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, PO2 Jolly Aliangan, his wife Ronalie and nephew Jeffrey Gutierrez were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
The Aliangan couple was found to be in possession of more than 200 grams of ‘shabu’ while Gutierrez was found to be in possession of 48 grams of ‘shabu’ and 1.2 grams of marijuana.
“Constructive possession exists when the drug is under the dominion and control of the accused or when he has the right to exercise dominion and control over the place where it is found,” the resolution read.
The three were arrested in a raid on May 25, 2016 by virtue of a search warrant issued by Malabon City Regional Trial Court.
During the raid, NBI agents also seized a .40 caliber pistol, four units of magazine and P6.9 million cash.
Additional charges were filed against Aliangan and his wife for possession of paraphernalia for dangerous drugs.
Ronalie was also charged for use of dangerous drugs.
However, the DOJ dismissed the complaint of violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act filed by the NBI against the three respondents for lack of evidence.