A Davao cop and his companion, who is a brother of a police officer of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), were arrested in Brgy. Obrero during the buy-bust operation Wednesday evening.
The director of Police Regional Office 11 (PRO-11), Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, said in a press briefing Thursday that he identified the suspects as S/Sgt. Elcelito Colita of Marilog Police Station and Glenn Art Laurel Muring.
Glenn Art Laurel Muring is the brother of the chief of the administrative branch of DCPO, Maj. Peter John Muring. Morales mentioned that Muring has already been supervised since his arrest for illegal drugs three years ago.
“I can’t contain my emotions upon hearing that again one of my men was involved in illegal drug activities. I am furious and sad at the same time, that despite the efforts under my command, a police officer was involved in illegal drugs,” Morales added.
Police said that Muring seized eight sachets of suspected shabu worth PHP 10,500; a firearm and ammunition; and other pieces of evidence. The police also said that they captured Colita’s 9mm caliber pistol, marked money; a black motorcycle, and other pieces of evidence from the possession of Davao cop.
“Muring was the target of the buy-bust operation because he was being monitored and was included on the Directorate for Intelligence’s watch list. But during the operation, personnel from Talomo Police were surprised of the presence of Colita who received the buy-bust money,” Morales added.
Colita and Muring were placed under the custody of Talomo Police Station for filing an appropriate case for violating the Republic Act 9165 known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
“I am directing all the station commanders to closely monitor your personnel. If we catch your personnel, you will also be charged administratively,” Morales warned.
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