PNP, patuloy na nakikipagtulungan sa imbestigasyon sa mga operasyon kontra iligal na droga

Maris Federez   •   November 3, 2021   •   178

MANILA, Philippines — Nagbigay pahayag ang Philippine National Police (PNP) kaugnay ng ulat ng Commission on Human Rights (CHR) sa programa ng pulisya kontra iligal na droga.

Ayon kay PNP chief PGen. Guillermo Eleazar, ang naturang mga drug operation din ang kasulukuyang iniimbestigahan ng Department of Justice kung saan nakikipagtulungan na ang pambansang pulisya.

Nais din aniyang malaman ng PNP ang katotohanan sa ilang kwenstiyunableng operasyon ng mga pulis kung saan namatay ang mga drug suspect.

“We in the Philippine National Police would also want to know the truth because these allegations of human rights and extra-judicial killings that have been hounding us in more than five years have resulted in a sweeping generalization that all our operations against illegal drugs are tainted with abuses,” ani Eleazar.

Binigyang diin din ng opisyal na marami ring namatay na alagad ng batas sa pagtupad ng kanilang tungkulin na sugpuin ang mga nagpapakalat ng mga iligal ng droga.

“This is unfair to a number of our operatives who died and were wounded in the conduct of operations and this grossly ignores the fact that the efforts and sacrifices of our men on the ground have resulted in the unprecedented reduction of index crimes across the country,” ani pa ng pinuno ng pulisya.

Base sa resulta ng pag-iimbestiga ng CHR, mula sa bilang na 466 na suspek na umanoy nanlaban sa mga otoridad, 11 lamang ang nakaligtas.

Ayon pa sa CHR, nasa 87 sa mga napaslang ang nagtamo ng maraming tama ng bala sa ibat ibang bahagi ng katawan. —/mbmf (mula sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

PNP nets over P90M worth of illegal drugs, nabs 36 suspects in series of ops

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday reported it has seized more than P90 million worth of illegal drugs in a series of operations this month.

In a statement, the PNP said the week-long simultaneous anti-criminality law enforcement operations (SACLEO) conducted from January 17 to January 23 also yielded the arrest of 36 top drug suspects.

These coordinated anti-drug operations comprised 14 buy-bust operations, 18 service of warrants of arrest, and two Marijuana Eradication operations in clandestine Cannabis farms in separate locations in different parts of the country, it added.

“We scored big anew in the campaign against illegal drugs. The arrest of drug personalities in various areas around the country is a reflection of our intensified strategies to eradicate the supply chain of this illicit activity,” PNP Chief Police General Dionardo Carlos said.

The PNP chief also lauded the efforts and intelligence gathering of the operatives involved in the operation, as well as the collaboration with their village counterparts to address the illegal drug concern in their community.

“They provided the police with material information so we can better track the movement of those who are engaged in this illegal business,” Carlos said while referring to an action program tagged as ‘Double Barrel Finale’.

The PNP said the double barrel finale focuses on drug trafficking and addiction in every barangay. It also seeks to help the community devise ways to avoid such vice and redirect the residents’ focus to more productive activities.

Carlos vowed to realize the program during his term as PNP chief.

PNP intensifies crackdown vs fake COVID-19 test kits, other medical supplies

Robie de Guzman   •   January 26, 2022

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday said it will intensify its intelligence networking following the seizure of P150 million worth of fake COVID-19 antigen tests, face masks, and medicines used to treat COVID-19 symptoms in a warehouse in Manila.

In a statement, PNP chief Police General Dionardo Carlos said he has directed all police units to further monitor stores and warehouses in their areas of responsibility that are selling and stockpiling unregistered medical supplies.

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Monday reported it confiscated thousands of Clungene COVID-19 antigen test kits, counterfeit LianHua Chinese herbal medicines, and fake 3M N95 face masks during a raid in a warehouse in San Miguel last January 21.

Authorities also found intellectual property rights infringed goods such as apparel from brands like Nike, Fila, Converse, Adidas, as well as Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags, wallets, phone accessories, and others. A Chinese national, who allegedly owns the facility, was arrested during the operation.

“We want to know the extent of their operation given the large number of confiscated items,” Carlos said.

“If these products did not undergo government agencies regulation, then we aren’t sure if they are safe for use,” he added.

The PNP chief vowed to take a more aggressive step in curbing the proliferation of these products, with the guidance of the Department of Health.

“The PNP will wage a crackdown to curb the proliferation of these fake medical items,” Carlos said.

The public is advised to only buy medical items from accredited pharmacies and other related outlets.

PNP, ginunita ang kabayanihan ng SAF44 sa ika-7 taon ng Mamasapano clash

Robie de Guzman   •   January 25, 2022

MANILA, Philippines – Ginunita ng Philippine National Police (PNP) ang kabayanihan ng 44 miyembro ng Special Action Force (SAF) na nagbuwis ng kanilang buhay sa Mamasapano clash noong 2015.

Sa ika-pitong anibersaryo ng insidente ngayong Enero 25, muling sinariwa ng PNP ang sakripisyo ng SAF 44 para sa kapakanan ng mas nakararami.

“Exactly seven years ago, these modern-day heroes, donned with their fighting gears, reinforced with their commitment to bring lasting peace to the nation and most of all embraced with their faith to God, they partook in a one-way road towards ensuring peace and order in the country which is exactly the same road to led to the gate of heavens,” ang wika ni Polic Brigadier General Felipe Natividad, ang director ng PNP-SAF.

Ayon kay Natividad, buong tapang na hinarap ng mga nasawing SAF troopers ang bakbakan kaya dapat lang na mapahalagahan ang kapayapaang tinatamasa ngayon.

“’Ihandog ang iisang buhay,’ from the last phrase of the PNP Hymn, PNP Lingkod ng Bayan. This is the very phrase that our Gallant SAF 44 to whom we offer our tribute today, held in their hearts and placed the greatest possible meaning to it. With courage & commitment, they accomplished their mission even though it costed their very lives,” ang pahayag ng opisyal.

Para naman kay Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, mahal ang naging kabayaran para magkaroon ng kapayapaan at mamuhay ng walang takot ang pangamba ang mga kababayan natin lalo na sa bahagi ng Mindanao.

Masusuklian lamang aniya ang sakripisyong ito kung hindi gagawa ng anumang labag sa batas ang mga Pilipino, lalo na ang mga pulis.

“They paid the highest cost for the prizes that we enjoy today the gift of living in peace and liberty, part far from harm and free from fear. We repay them and honor their ultimate sacrifice by following their example enforcing the law those who do wrong and ensuring that we ourselves do no wrong,” ani Guevarra.

Sinabi rin ng DOJ chief na naisampa na ang mga kasong direct assault with murder laban sa 88 akusado sa pagpatay sa 44 SAF troopers.

“These cases have been filed not only for exact punishment for the wrongs committed against the 44 whose heroism we remember today, more than exact punishment these cases manifest our trust in the supremacy of our laws,” ani Guevarra.

Magugunitang noong Enero 25, 2015, sinalakay ng SAF ang ilang barangay sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao kung saan nagtatago ang mga wanted na terorista. Isa sa mga subject ng operasyon na si Zulkifli Binhir alyas Marwan ang napatay pero hindi na nakalabas ng buhay ang SAF troopers nang tambangan sila ng umano’y mga miyembro ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters at private armed groups sa lugar.

Si Marwan ay sinasabing Indonesian terrorist at bomb maker na wanted rin sa ibang bansa.

Maliban sa SAF44, 17 miyembro ng MILF rin ang nasawi, tatlo ang sibilyan at hindi natukoy na bilang ng Muslim rebels.

Sinasabing ang kawalan ng koordinasyon kaugnay ng operasyon, alinsunod sa kasunduan ng MILF at ng pamahalaan, ang naging dahilan umano ng pagkakaroon ng engkwentro.

Kinuwestyon noon ang sinseridad ng MILF sa pakikipagkasundo sa pamahalaan dahil sa presensiya ng mga terorista sa mga lugar na sakop ng grupo.

 

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