PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Tuesday said police officials in Cebu City were not too long ago relieved from their posts because of their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade, Allan Domingo reported on Balita Pilipinas. Among the officials Dela Rosa had relieved was erstwhile Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) director Senior Superintendent Benjamin Santos. The movement in the police officers within the city has irked Mayor Tomas Osmeña, who may have because made a decision to quit providing cash rewards for policemen who take down drug lords and pushers.
Dela Rosa attracted Osmeña reconsider his choice and also to continue supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against drugs. He stressed the importance of the neighborhood governments' cooperation together with the police force. "Pasensya na, sir, kung na-disappoint ka dahil tinanggal namin ang iyong mga pulis. Pero na-identify sila na sangkot sa illegal drug trade. Prangkahan na ito," Dela Rosa mentioned.
Dela Rosa said there were also mayors in Cebu who're involved the the illegal drug trade but refused to say them. Meanwhile, seven policemen in Central Visayas tested optimistic for drugs, the report added.
Dela Rosa urged these to surrender voluntarily and undergo rehab. Otherwise, they'll be removed from the force. "I am prepared to deal with along with you. In reality, we are not permitted to handle fire arms pag ganito ang suot natin, pero tignan ninyo, ako lang and PNP Chief na nagdadala ng baril. Dahil kung makita ko yung drug lord dito sa inyong lugar na nasa listahan, babarilin ko agad," Dela Rosa said, even though displaying off his gun