Witness says Antipolo cops involved in illegal drug trade
Another witness has testified at the Senate and implicated certain policemen in Antipolo in illegal drugs and possibly in the killings of her parents.
Twenty-three year old Mary Rose Aquino told the Senate committee on justice and human rights on Monday that some policemen had delivered illegal drugs for “repacking” to her father, Rodelio Campos, at their house in Antipolo.
Aquino said her father was a police “asset” until he was killed last June 20. Her mother, Rosalie Campos, was also found dead the following day.
“Pinatay po sila, sinalvaged (They were killed, salvaged),” she said in between sobs, responding to queries of Senator Leila de Lima, chair of the committee.
She said she last saw her parents on June 20, after her father received a call from an angry policeman, whom she identified only as “Rabe.”
“Galit na galit po yung pulis na ‘yun sa papa ko. Pumunta na raw po sila (The police was very angry at my father. He told them to go somewhere),” Aquino said, “Hindi ko po alam kung saang lugar e basta ang alam ko po magre-remit po sila (I don’t know where, but all I know is that they were going to remit).”
Aquino admitted that her father was a drug pusher and that her mother had accompanied him in their drug deals. Both, she said, were also drug users.
She said her father had been selling drugs for more than a year before he was killed.
Asked by De Lima where her father sourced the drugs, Aquino said: “Sa mga pulis po… ng Antipolo. Kilala ko po sila (From the police in Antipolo. I know who they are).”
Asked again how she knew that they were policemen, “Kasi po pumupunta po sila sa bahay. Inihahatid po nila yung droga sa bahay namin, pinapa-repack po sa papa ko (They would come to our house. They would bring the drugs to our house and have my father repack it).”
Aquino said she also knew that they were police because they were wearing their uniforms whenever they went to their house.
After receiving that call on June 20, Aquino said her parents immediately left their house to bring their “remittance” to the policeman. Two days after, Campos’ bodies were found in different locations in Antipolo.
But Senator Panfilo Lacson noted that the incident happened on June 20, or 10 days before the new leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) assumed post on July 1.
“So wala pa silang kinalaman dito as far as leadership is concerned (So they had nothing to do with this as far as leadership is concerned),” Lacson said.
De Lima went on with her questioning and noted that in Aquino’s affidavit, the latter mentioned that the alleged involved Antipolo policemen did not only deliver illegal drugs for repacking to their house but they were also having “pot session” there.
Aquino confirmed her statement in the affidavit.
“Pumupunta po sila sa bahay tapos aakyat sa taas, pinabababa po kami nina mama. Makulit po kasi ako aakyatin ko, nakikita ko po doon na nagre-repack sina mama at saka si papa tapos gumagamit po ‘yang mga pulis na ‘yan,” she said.
(They would come to our house, then they would come up, and our mother would tell us to go down. I would come up and see my mother and father repacking as well as police using drugs.)
She said she had witnessed the policemen having pot session at their house several times. JE/rga
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