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Dismissal awaits cops in illegal drug trade and use

Breaking News • 23:49 PM Mon Jun 22, 2015
Edwin O. Fernandez
PNP Deputy Director Gen. Leonardo Espina

KORONADAL CITY - Dismissal from service away any police officer proven to have been engaged or using prohibited drugs, the highest police official in the country said over DXOM-AM Radyo Bida.Outgoing PNP officer in charge Deputy Director Gen. Leonardo Espina said the PNP policy on use of illegal drugs is very clear among all police officers in the country.Espina was interviewed by RAdyo Bida during his visit where he and Sec. Mar Roxas of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) were guest during the Regional Illegal Drug Summit here. Wala kaming sasantohin, alam ng mga police officer yan, dismissal from service kapag napatunayan silang gumagamit ng ipingbabawal na gamot, Espina said.Several police officers in Region -12 which covers the provinces of Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Saranggani and the cities of Koronadal, Kidapawan, Cotabato, Tacurong and Gen. Santos are under investigation for alleged involvement in illegal drug trade.Espina pointed out that dismissal will come after due process.

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