Sinas orders to expedite dismissal proceeding vs drug-using cop
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas on Saturday ordered to expedite the summary dismissal proceedings and pre-charge investigation against a police officer who was found positive for drug use.
In a statement, Sinas identified the policeman as Police Corporal John Rey Ibasco, assigned with the Regional Logistics and Research Development Division 13 (RLRRDD-13).
“I was informed that a police officer from Police Regional Office-13 tested positive for drug use during random drug testing early this week in Butuan City,” said Sinas.
Sinas said out of 332 personnel who underwent the mandatory drug test in Police Regional Office (PRO) 13, Ibasco was the only police personnel who yielded positive for drug use.
Police Brigadier General Romeo M Caramat Jr., PRO-13 Regional Director, directed the head of RLRDD to disarm Ibasco following the drug test result. Ibasco will also be placed under restrictive custody to ensure his presence during the investigation.
During his time as Metro Manila police chief, Sinas already initiated random drug tests among National Capital Region Police Office personnel.
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