Two police officers assigned to the Eastern Police District (EPD) were ordered dismissed from service after they tested positive for illegal drug use.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas identified the erring policemen as Cpl. Regie Alilano, assigned at the Pasig City Police Station Sub-Station 6 and Pat. Arnel Agustin of the District Human Resource and Doctrine Development Office. The two are undergoing summary dismissal proceedings.
Sinas said a random drug test administered to 76 EPD personnel last Jan. 13, 2021 screened and confirmed traces of methamphetamine in the urine specimens of Alilano and Agustin.
Both police officers have been disarmed and placed under restrictive custody.
“We will not stop until we completely cleanse the police force of drug-using members,” Sinas said.
He added that he would make all unit commanders accountable for ensuring that their personnel are “strictly coming to terms with making the PNP a drug-free organization with repeated PNP-wide random drug tests.”
PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana said the random drug tests being conducted in the police force is part of Sinas’ effort to cleanse the organization.”The PNP chief wants to ensure that he will be able to cleanse the organization at every turn of the test. Even commanders will be relieved once their personnel are caught using illegal drugs),” he said partly in Filipino. SOVEREIGNPH