A police officer assigned to the anti-illegal drug unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) was arrested on Wednesday after agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided his house in Sampaloc, Manila.
Seized from Police Officer 2 Jolly Alianga was a huge amount of prohibited drugs, high-powered firearms and some P7 million in cash.
NBI Director for the National Capital Region (Metro Manila) Max Salvador said the raid was carried out based on the search warrant issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court.
Salvador added that the NBI operation resulted in the confiscation of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, unlicensed firearms and a luxury car with a fake plate.
Alianga said he was surprised by the raid.
He told reporters that he was the “sacrificial lamb” of big personalities whom the PNP anti-illegal drug unit has attacked in its previous operations.
But Salvador said the NBI is certain that Alianga had connections with big-time drug syndicates. He said Alianga has been under secret surveillance for a while.
The NBI launched the operation after they got hold of firm data ascertaining the “positive” involvement of Alianga with the illegal drug trade.
Salvador said the NBI has sufficient evidence to pin down Alianga.