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DILG chief unveils ‘large try and cowl up’ dismissed Cop Mayo’s Arrest

DILG chief unveils ‘large try and cowl up’ dismissed Cop Mayo’s Arrest. MANILA, Philippines — Inside Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. on Monday revealed a “large try and cowl up” the arrest of dismissed Police Grasp Sergeant Rodolfo Mayo because of drug-related prices in 2022.

On Oct. 8, 2022, Mayo was apprehended throughout a Tondo, Manila anti-drug raid the place 990 kg of P6.7 billion value shabu was confiscated from him.


Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. on Monday bared a “massive attempt to cover up” the arrest of dismissed Police Master Sergeant Rodolfo Mayo due to drug-related charges in 2022.

Inside Secretary Benhur Abalos —INQUIRER file picture / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Abalos stated the Division of the Inside and Native Authorities (DILG) and Philippine Nationwide Police mentioned the drug case in February. Nonetheless, with no conclusive data, he licensed a fact-finding inquiry into Mayo and different officers’ roles within the seized medicine.

DILG chief unveils ‘large try and cowl up’ dismissed Cop Mayo’s Arrest

“The Reality-Discovering Board has taken testimonies of a number of personalities and based mostly on this and different items of proof, together with tapes, beneath the possession of the Board, it reveals that there’s certainly an enormous try and cowl up the arrest of Sgt. Mayo,” stated Abalos in a press convention.

“Sa ngayon pa lang nakikita natin na could malawakang pag ko-coverup sa nangyaring ito, hindi tayo papayag na mabawi ito. Dapat managot ang mga taong ito at seryoso ang pamahalaan dito,” he added.

(Proper now, we see an enormous coverup of what occurred. We won’t enable this to occur. These folks ought to be held accountable and the federal government ought to take this critically.)

DILG displayed CCTV footage of Mayo’s arrest by a number of officers. As a substitute of leaving instantly, handcuffed Mayo and police entered a close-by constructing a number of instances, transferring luggage and baggage to varied automobiles.

Excessive-ranking officers, together with Lt. Col. Arnulfo Ibañez, Col. Michael Angelo C. Salmingo, Col. Julian Olonan, Brig. Gen. Narciso Domingo, and Lt. Gen. Benjamin Santos Jr., arrived and entered the institution.

They had been later seen conversing earlier than Olonan and Salmingo joined Mayo in a car. Mayo’s handcuffs had been eliminated earlier than lastly exiting the premises.

“Ito’y ilan lamang sa hawak namin na ebidensya, that is simply to corroborate upang palakasin lamang ang aming mga hawak na testimony,” stated Abalos.

(That is simply a number of the proof we maintain, simply to corroborate and strengthen our testimonies.)

Abalos message to concerned cops

In the meantime, after presenting the findings of the Reality-Discovering Board, Abalos referred to as on the concerned cops to take a depart of absence. In any other case, the DILG will situation a preventive suspension towards them.

“Dahil dito, para pangalagaan ang ebidensya at para hindi na makagalaw pa, minumungkahi ko na lahat ng taong nakita natin sa tape, ay mag-leave muna pending investigation. If not, they are going to be suspended pending investigation,” Abalos stated.

(Due to this, to protect the proof and for them to not take irrelevant motion, I recommend that each one the folks we noticed within the tape take a depart of absence pending investigation. If not, they are going to be suspended pending investigation.)

The cops proven within the recordings had been:

1. Then-Deputy Chief PNP for Operations Lt. Gen. Benjamin Santos Jr.
2. PDEG director Brig. Gen. Narciso Domingo
3. PDEG SOU 4A chief Col. Julian Olonan
4. PDEG SOU 4A Head Arrest Group Cpt. Jonathan S Sosongco (Head Arrest Group PDEG SOU AA)
5. PDEG SOU NCR OIC Lt. Col. Amulfo G Ibañez (OIC, PDEG SOU NCR),
6. PDEG SOU NCR Maj. Michael Angelo C. Salmingo
7. Quezon Metropolis Police District Lt. Col. Glenn C. Gonzales
8. PDEG Intelligence and Overseas Liaison Intelligence Officer Lt. Ashrap Amerol
9. Manla PO Moriones Station Commander Lt. Col. Harry Loronzo III
10. PDEG SOU 4A Intelligence Part chief Cpt. Randolph A Piñon

In line with Abalos, these officers will solely have till this week to file their depart of absence, or they are going to be suspended.

Moreover, Abalos stated that with the continued investigation, he believes the ten talked about officers will not be the one cops implicated within the drug operations.

“Hindi ako naniniwalang ito lang ang mga taong ito, malawak ito, mahabang laban ito,” stated Abalos.

(I don’t consider it’s simply these folks; that is widespread and will likely be an extended battle.)


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