Daily Star logoTop Stories
Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Front Page
Negros Oriental
Star Business
Police Beat
Star Life
People & Events
Classified Ads
No mercy for cops using drugs


No mercy for policemen involved in illegal drugs.

The warning was made by Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol, regional police director of Western Visayas, who said he is determined to pursue the dismissal from the service of any police officer, who tests positive for illegal drugs.

“Using or selling illegal drugs is uncalled-for behavior in a police officer and the penalty for the offense is tantamount to dismissal from the service,” Querol said.

A police officer with the rank of superintendent recently tested positive during random drug testing at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City, conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory.

Querol said summary dismissal proceedings will be initiated against police officers who test positive for illegal substances.

“We cannot allow the few misfits to taint our image to the public; they must be removed from our ranks if there is a substantial evidence to prove their guilt,” Querol, who justified the random drug testing to remove misfits from the regional police force, said.

He said operatives of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drug Task Forces are not exempted from the random drug testing. * GPB

back to top

Front Page | Opinion | Negros Oriental | Business | Sports
Star Life | People & Events| Archives | Advertise
Top Stories
ButtonProminent persons in bluebook probed
ButtonFormer jail site now up for lease
ButtonBayan official going after 4 witnesses
ButtonGas station opposed
ButtonAFP chief STAR speaker
ButtonSan Enrique band tilt champ
ButtonGolez seeking conversion of hospitals
ButtonNo mercy for cops using drugs
ButtonDrug peddler nabbed
ButtonCapitol reorganization not likely yet: official