Wife accuses cop husband of drug addiction even before entering PNP service
A policeman assigned in Taguig City was arrested by joint elements of the Southern Police District (SPD) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday night for allegedly using illegal drugs and physically abusing his wife.
A report from SPD on Thursday said the suspect identified as PO1 Jeffrey Amador, 29, of Barangay Central Signal in Taguig, was detained after his wife Michelle Amador formally lodged a complaint before the NBI sometime in June 2018 regarding the suspect’s illegal activities.
Aside from her complaint, Michelle also filed a case of physical and psychological abuse, which is in violation of R.A. 9262 or the Violence Against Women and Children, before the Taguig City Prosecutor’s Office.
According to Michelle, the suspect, who was caught in a buy-bust operation, would repeatedly beat her up for no apparent reason.
She also told authorities that her husband was already addicted to illegal drugs, particularly shabu, even before he entered the police service on December 29, 2014.
Michelle said that he thought Amador would change when he became a law enforcer. However, her complaints only validated the SPD’s investigation against the suspect, who was being monitored for alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
The SPD report said that Amador was among the rogue personnel of the Taguig City Police Station who were recently relieved for issues of kidnapping, usurpation of authority, illegal firearms and illegal drugs.
Five other barangay officials of Western Bicutan in Taguig were dismissed from service due to the same illegal activities, all of whom are currently detained in the Taguig City Jail.
Five sachets of shabu and one .45 caliber pistol with five live ammunitions were recovered from Amador. He will face charges due to violation of R.A 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition. /jpv
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