National Police (PNP) chiefDirector General Ronald "Bato" delaRosa on Monday expressedalarmover the number of policemen who tested positive for
Nine out of 2,405 policemen
subjected to a surprise drug test last Friday have been found positive for drug
use, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato”
dela Rosa said on Monday morning.
Dela Rosa said all
nine lawmen were from outside Metro Manila but declined to name them pending a
confirmatory drug test.
“The test yielded negative
results on 2,396 urine specific[s] submitted for analysis. Nine samples yielded
positive results,” the PNP chief said.
“These specimens will
be subjected to further confirmatory test,” he added in a prepared statement
during a media briefing at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame in
Once confirmed, cases would be filed against
the policemen, said the tough-talking police chief.
‘May isang confirmatory test pa
na gagawin in the precincts. If they’re going to contest the findings nung
first, then after that, ipi-pre-charge na sila. Pre-charge investigation, then
ultimately, madi-dismiss ‘yan. We will dismiss them from the service,” he said.
On Friday, when Dela Rosa assumed
office, he ordered a surprise drug test for 2,405 PNP personnel from the
national headquarters, regional police offices and police districts.
First to undergo the tests were
75 ranking officials who attended Dela Rosa’s first command conference at Camp