3 cops relieved for special treatment of "drug queen"
() - February 2, 2011 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Three policemen in Danao City Police Station were relieved yesterday and recommended to face administrative charges for allegedly giving special treatment to a suspected drug queen.

Danao City police chief Eddie Recamara ordered the relief of Senior Police Officer 4 Edgar Gomez, PO2 Marlon Remollo and PO3 Matias Galo.

The three were desk officers and jailers at the same time of the police station where suspected drug queen Florita Dalumpines is detained following her arrest by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) last week.

Gomez and Remollo were temporarily reassigned to Kababayan Center near Mitsumi while Galo was reassigned to the mobile patrol pending investigation.

Recamara also recommended to the provincial headquarters to investigate the three policemen for neglect of duty.

Recamara said he found out that Dalumpines was given special treatment inside their detention facility by allowing her to have a television set.

Provincial director Senior Superintendent Erson Digal said he is directing Recamara to conduct the investigation to determine who was responsible for the special treatment.

“All chief of police know that dapat way pinalabi sud sa prisohan,” he told The Freeman on the phone.

The three policemen were supposed to be responsible for the special treatment being the desk officers and jailers at the same time.

Dalumpines was earlier nabbed with several packs of illegal drugs amounting to P5,000. She was allegedly a level 2 drug pusher in Barangay Sabang, Danao who can dispose 200 grams of shabu worth P2.5 million every week.

Meanwhile, a level two drug pusher in barangay Poblacion 1, Carcar and his cohort were arrested for possession of 20 small packs of illegal drugs worth P6,000 during a buy-bust operation Sunday evening.

Audie Paras, 26, and Lorenzo Lapinid, 37, both residents of Barangay Kalidngan are now detained at the Carcar Police Station.

The suspects were charged for violation of Sec. 5 and Sec. 11 of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office. – Ria Mae Y. Booc/FPL (THE FREEMAN)

AUDIE PARAS BARANGAY KALIDNGAN BARANGAY SABANG CARCAR POLICE STATION DALUMPINES DANAO CITY DANAO CITY POLICE STATION DRUGS ACT DRUGS SPECIAL OPERATION TASK GROUP EDDIE RECAMARA RECAMARA
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