Law agencies team up vs Manila 'drug queen'
Law enforcement agencies are planning a "coordinated case build-up" against a barangay "drug queen" who allegedly buys and redistributes illegal drugs seized in government operations, the Metro Manila Police chief said Thursday.
National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he was checking information that another agency may have filed a case against Guia Gomez Castro.
"Ako po'y nakipag-coordinate kahapon doon sa ibang law enforcement agencies, sa PDEA at sa NBI, at mayroon po kaming mga plano para pag-usapan ito," he told radio DZMM
"In fact tomorrow, mayroon po kaming pagpupulong ng mga heads ng mga institutes dito sa Metro Manila para po sa coordinated case build-up regarding this," he added.
(I coordinated with other enforcement agencies yesterday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and National Bureau of Investigation, and we plan to discuss this. In fact tomorrow, the heads of these institutes in Metro Manila will meet for a coordinated case build-up regarding this.)
The Metro Manila and Quezon City police have been unable to file any case against Guia Gomez Castro despite the earlier arrest of some of her cohorts, he admitted.
"Dahil sa kaniyang maingat na operasyon, e hindi po namin siya maisama. Like buy-bust operation, iyong aming search warrant, hindi naman sa kaniyang bahay," Eleazar said.
(Due to her careful operation, we were not able to include her. Like in our buy-bust operation, our search warrant does not cover her house.)
Of 16 "ninja policemen" who are allegedly in cahoots with the drug queen, 9 were killed in separate operations and one is detained, he earlier said.
The police are building cases against 6 of her other cohorts, including 2 retired policemen, 2 who were dismissed from service and 2 others who went on absence without leave, he said.
Castro flew to Bangkok last Saturday, Bureau of Immigration records showed.
DZMM, September 26, 2019