Bank accounts of ‘shabu-recycling’ policeman must be frozen, says NBI
The National Bureau of Investigation will ask the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to freeze the bank accounts of a policeman who has been arrested for selling illegal drugs.
Rommel Vallejo, deputy chief of the NBI for the National Capital Region, said investigators would also scrutinize the financial statements of PO2 Jolly Aliangan.
Vallejo said investigators believed Aliangan, whose monthly salary is P23,000, was “a millionaire.”
He said Aliangan could have more money than the P7 million cash seized from his house during a raid on Wednesday.
Aliangan also owned more properties aside from his three-story house on Palawan Street in Sampaloc, Vallejo said.
“In fact, during our surveillance, we found out he has at least three houses,” Vallejo said.
A hefty stash of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” was found in Aliangan’s well-furnished house in Sampaloc during the raid on Wednesday.
The drug was allegedly supplied by a syndicate run by a drug lord who had been convicted and was serving his sentence at the national penitentiary.
NBI-NCR chief Max Salvador said Aliangan also sold the illegal drugs he got during police operations.
Aside from Aliangan, NBI agents also arrested his cousin Jeffrey Gutierrez as his accomplice, and his wife, Ronalie, for flushing shabu down the toilet during the raid.
Charges of grave misconduct will be filed against Aliangan, according to Director Joel Pagdilao, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
Pagdilao said yesterday that he had directed the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division to file the administrative charge against Aliangan.
“[I have also directed them to] conduct an investigation of [the] incident,” he said.
Aliangan has been relieved from the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operation Task Group of the NCRPO, where he was assigned from Manila last December.
Pagdilao said Aliangan had been “reassigned” to the Regional Police Holding Administrative Unit.
“[He has also been] issued an indefinite leave of absence for being detained for his criminal acts,” Pagdilao said.
He said Chief Insp. Robert Razon, Aliangan’s immediate supervisor, had been ordered to explain why his subordinate was still in active service despite a reported extortion case against him.
“[If found guilty] Aliangan can be dismissed from the service,” Pagdilao said.
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