Cotabato City - Police Brigadier General Eden T Ugale, Regional Director, PRO BAR, ordered Cotabato City Police Office to conduct thorough investigation following the arrest of a police officer in a buy-bust operation at Gutierrez Avenue, Barangay Rosary Heights 7, Cotabato City.
Report from Cotabato City Police Office disclosed that about 4:15 PM of November 20,2021, joint personnel of Cotabato City Police Office, Sultan Kudarat MPS, and RHPU BAR conducted a buy-bust operation that resulted to the arrest of the suspect who was tagged as High Value Target identified as Police Corporal Jomar Moyet Chio alias "Jomar" assigned at Sultan Kudarat MPS.
Recovered from possession of the suspect were one (1) piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing approximately 0.05 grams with estimated value of five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) and one piece 500 peso bill as buy-bust money.
RD PBGen Ugale lauded the operating units for its swift action that led to the arrest of the police officer and further directed the City Director of Cotabato City Police Office to expedite the investigation for possible immediate dismissal from the PNP service of Corporal Chio who will be charged administratively, separate from the criminal charge.
In line with the Intensified Cleanliness Policy Program of the PNP, the Regional Director said that he will not hesitate to remove all scalawag or rouge members of the PNP in the Bangsamoro region.
"Gaya ng kautusan ng ating bagong Chief, PNP, PGen Dionardo B. Carlos, na paigtingin ang Intensified Cleanliness Policy Program na kng saan kasama dto ang paglinis sa hanay ng PNP, makaka-asa ang ating mga kababayan dito sa Bangsamoro region na mabilis ang magiging aksyon at tugon ng inyong PNP laban sa mga tiwali sa aming hanay dahil sila ang anay sa aming organisasyon at sumisira sa imahe ng mabubuting PULIS sa ating bansa" PBGen Ugale said.