'Drug queen' faces 3 arrest warrants: police

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 27 2019 03:44 PM

MANILA — A "drug queen" who allegedly buys and redistributes illegal drugs seized in government operations faces 3 warrants of arrest, police said Friday. 

One arrest warrant against Guia Gomez Castro, a former barangay chairwoman in Manila, was issued by a Quezon City court in 2002 in connection with her alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act, said Metro Manila police chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar. 

Courts in Manila and Quezon City issued the 2 other arrest warrants against Castro in 2003 and 2011 for supposed violation of the Bouncing Checks Law, he added. 

Some corrupt policemen who are allegedly in cahoots with Castro foiled several attempts to arrest her, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency earlier said. 

The Metro Manila units of the police, PDEA, military and National Bureau of Investigation created the alliance "Quad-Intel Force" to weed out corrupt members and prevent the entry of new drug traffickers in the region. 

The alliance will exhaust all legal means to repatriate Castro, who flew to Bangkok last Saturday, said Eleazar. 

Castro has denied her alleged drug ties.