Albayalde, Magalong, Aquino back at Senate for ‘ninja cop’ probe
MANILA, Philippines — Embattled Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino again faced each other as the Senate resumed its probe on “ninja cops” on Thursday.
The three first went into battle about truth, drugs, and corrupt cops on Tuesday this week where Magalong implicated Albayalde of being involved in the recycling of seized illegal drugs or the “agaw-bato” scheme.
He also said that Albayalde was among those who bought a new sports utility vehicle (SUV) after a 2013 drug sting in Mexico, Pampanga.
Albayalde denied owning a SUV in 2013.
During the previous hearing, Aquino also revealed that Albayalde once called him in 2016 to inquire about the 2014 grave misconduct case of 13 Pampanga policemen, who were formerly under Albayalde’s command when he was Pampanga police director. /muf
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