DOJ indicts Albayalde, 12 cops in 2013 Pampanga drug raid

DOJ indicts Albayalde, 12 cops in 2013 Pampanga drug raid

There is no sacred lamb in pursuing all the scalawags in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the filing of criminal charges against retired Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde and 12 others in relation to the controversial anti-drug operation in Pampanga in November 2013. 

In the submitted resolution , the panel of prosecutors who re-investigated the case found probable cause to charge Albayalde with violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. 

PNP General Oscar Albayalde then at the Senate
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The prosecutors zeroed in Albayalde’s non-implementation of an order penalizing the police officers involved in the assailed drug operation.
Meanwhile, Supt. Rodney Raymundo Louie Juico Baloyo IV; Insp. Joven Bagnot De Guzman, Jr.; Senior Police Officer 1 Jules Lacap Maniago; SPO1 Donald Castro Roque; SPO1 Ronald Bayas Santos, SPO1 Rommel Muñoz Vital; SPO1 Alcindor Mangiduyos Tinio; PO3 Dindo Singian Dizon; PO3 Gilbert Angeles De Vera; PO3 Romeo Encarnacio Guerrero, Jr.; SPO1 Eligio Dayos Valeroso; and SPO1 Dante Mercado Dizon were indicted for the following offenses in violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002:

-Misappropriation, misapplication or failure to account for the confiscated, seized and/or surrendered dangerous drugs
-Planting of evidence
-Delay and bungling in the prosecution of drugs cases
The panel also recommended the filing of charges against Albayalde and the 12 police officers for qualified bribery under the Revised Penal Code. 

The DOJ  found that Baloyo and his men misappropriated drugs when they declared that only 36.60 kilograms of shabu was seized during their operations, while the subsequent police investigation indicated that about 200 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride was actually recovered.

The prosecutors in the same resolution, said the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group failed to provide enough evidence to show that Albayalde had a hand in the misappropriation of seized drugs in a 2013 raid.
"The panel only found probable cause against P/Gen Albayalde for violation of the law against graft and corrupt practices act. It found that the acts attributed to Albayalde happened after the conduct of the anti-illegal drugs operations of the Baloyo group," Justice Undersecretary and DOJ Spokesperson Markk Perete said.

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