NCRPO monitors 70 cops linked to extortion, drugs

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 07 2018 01:03 PM

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MANILA - The National Capital Region Police Office is keeping a watchful eye on 70 policemen in Metro Manila over their alleged involvement in various crimes like extortion, kidnap for ransom, and illegal drug activities.

Speaking to reporters, NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde said most of the policemen placed on their watchlist are ranked PO1. No police officials are being monitored, he added.

Since July 2016 up to last month, Albayalde said he has already dismissed 270 police officers, suspended 825 more and assigned 395 others outside Metro Manila. Most of the dismissed policemen are involved in extortion, he added.

There are at least 29,200 cops in the NCRPO.