Bulacan cop charged after confessing ties to drugs
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan—A policeman who had confessed his ties to illegal drugs was slapped on Friday with a grave misconduct charge by the Bulacan Police Office, said Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino, Central Luzon police director.
PO3 Rogelio Sta. Ana, however, has not been charged criminally.
Sta. Ana, who was formerly assigned to the Malolos City police, surrendered on July 11, four days after a colleague, PO3 Michal Lee Manalad, was found dead in Meycauayan town on July 7.
He and Manalad served in the police mobile unit.
Sta. Ana and 11 other policemen were relieved from their posts and reassigned to the Bulacan police office on July 20, said Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan police director officer in charge.
Earlier, Aquino said more than a hundred policemen in Central Luzon were under investigation for suspected drug links.
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