Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) Officer-in-charge Police Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino vowed to cleanse the ranks of Central Luzon police and threatened to kill cops who will be found or proven to be involved in illegal drug operations.
This was the “ultimatum” Aquino issued during his visit to Camp Alejo Santos in the City of Malolos, Bulacan, on Friday morning where he was given an arrival honor parade followed by a command conference with the 21 municipal and three city police station commanders.
In his speech, he directed acting provincial director for Bulacan Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat to step up the campaign against all forms of illegal activities, particularly illegal drug operations in line with the all-out war directive of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte against types of crimes in the country.
Aquino also wanted the entire region of Central Luzon, the police provincial and city police offices to have a “Bahay Pag-asa” or a reform center for drug users who want to undergo rehabilitation to become productive citizens.
“Let’s do our job, our mandates properly. Let’s be productive. Let’s go away from illegal activities, especially drugs. Kung mayroon man dito gumagamit [If there are those who are using drugs], I tell you to stop it. We will be serious about this. If you’re in to this, please stop… Patayin ang lahat ng pulis na involve sa droga! [Kill all police involved in drugs]”, Aquino said.
The police official also lauded the Bulacan PNP as the first police provincial office nationwide to receive a monetary reward for its numerous operational accomplishments against illegal drugs.