PNP probes alleged narco-cop's drug claim against fellow officer

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Posted at Apr 02 2017 03:05 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2017 12:04 PM

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa has ordered an investigation into a cop tagged as a drug supplier by a senior officer who was arrested during an alleged "shabu" session.

Supt. Lito Cabamongan, the former head of the Alabang satellite office of the PNP’s Southern Police District Crime Laboratory, had pointed to Chief Inspector Joselito Savares as his shabu supplier.

"Pina-account na po ng ating chief PNP ang lahat ng ebidensya. And of course, pinaiimbestiga rin niya ang mga pangalan na binaggit nitong si Cabamongan na sinasabing itong opisyal na ito ay nagtutulak o may ginagawang hindi maganda doon sa loob ng crime laboratory," Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde told radio DZMM.

(Our chief PNP has ordered all evidence to be accounted for. And of course, he has ordered an investigation on the individuals named by Cabamongan who allegedly recycled drugs or engaged in nefarious acts at the crime laboratory.)

Savares heads the Intelligence Division of the PNP Crime Laboratory.

His superior, Crime Laboratory director Chief Superintendent Aurelio Trampe has come to his defense, saying he ordered Savares to keep track of Cabamongan.

Cabamongan and a female companion were arrested during a shabu session in a shanty in Barangay Talon 4, Las Piñas. He tested positive for drugs and is detained at the Las Piñas police station.