Seven police personnel assigned to Zambales were removed from their posts after they were accused of recycling illegal drugs and protecting criminals by their colleagues.
Maj. Michael Villanueva, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG -Olongapo), did not name the rogue cops but said they seven were also allegedly giving protection to drug suspects and other criminals.
Villanueva said the rogue cops were subjected to investigation since August this year.
They were mostly assigned in Subic and other police stations in the province.
He said the so-called “ninja cops” were accused by drug suspects they arrested during an anti-narcotic operations.
Villanueva also said they obtained enough evidence to administratively charge the rogue cops.
Zambales Deputy Police director Arnel Dial said the suspects are being temporarily held at the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division. SOVEREIGNPH