Cebu police missing after tagging 'narco-cops' Garbo, Loot
CEBU - A police officer of Cordova Police Station has gone missing after tagging retired police generals Marcelo Garbo Jr. and Vicente Loot as members of a drug syndicate. Police Officer 2 Ryan Casiban left office in the middle of his duty as desk officer around 3 a.m. Wednesday and has not been seen since. According to PO2 Laurencio, Casiban was supposed to be the desk officer of their police station from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Wednesday. Casiban left his post riding his service motorcycle and brought with him an M-16 rifle and the station's mobile phone, which is used as the station's hotline.
Before leaving his post, Casiban tagged police officials in a blotter report. "Gen. Garbo and Gen. Loot (members of a ) drug syndicate of the Philippines because of big drug money protected by his men (in) PNP organization," Casiban wrote. The same statement has been recorded earlier in page 153 of the police blotter. Casiban, likewise, wrote another entry in the police blotter, wherein he said: "I want to write what is justice for all to stop all illegal drugs. God is in me," with his signature.
Casiban's police uniform, the service motorcycle, and the M-16 rifle he brought with him were later found abandoned in a bushy area in Sitio Naga, Barangay Babag II, Lapu-Lapu City. At around 3:30 a.m., Casiban sent a message to former Cordova Chief of Police, Senior Inspector Zosimo Jabas Jr. In his message, Casiban told Jabas that he is being hunted by a certain Atan Tajanlangit.
Casiban is also asking for Jabas' help as he wants to surrender to President Rodrigo Duterte. Wagwag, who is also a desk officer, described Casiban as a very silent person. He also does not have any record of involvement in illegal drugs. Authorities are still searching for Casiban.
Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, on the other hand, said that they will check if Casiban is suffering from psychological problems. Garbo and Loot have both been accused by Duterte of protecting drug networks.