At least 12 police officers assigned to various units of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) are being investigated for being protectors of drug dealers, according to the city’s top police official.
Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazer, QCPD district director, said initial information he had gathered indicated that the 12 policemen were not part of the District Anti-Illegal Drug-Special Operations Task Group (DAID-SOTG).
The DAID-SOTG and its 43 policemen headed by Chief Inspector Enrico Figueroa had earlier figured in a controversy after being accused of “robbing” 105 kilos of the 180 kilos of “shabu” that they confiscated from a group of drug dealers in April in Quezon City.
According to Eleazar, a substantial number of drug pushers who surrendered in various police stations of the QCPD pointed to the 12 officers as their protectors.
In a phone interview, Eleazer told The Manila Times that the 12 police officers are protectors of “small time drug dealers” operating in Quezon City.
He emphasized that the investigation of the 12 is part of the “internal cleansing” of QCPD based on the directives of PNP Chief Supt. Ronald de la Rosa.