2 police officials in Laguna relieved over jueteng

The newly installed police director of Calabarzon has ordered the relief of two police officials for their failure to stamp out jueteng operations in their respective areas of jurisdictions.

Chief Superintendent Samuel Pagdilao Jr. also directed the probe of Superintendent Ferdinand de Castro, head of the San Pablo police, and Senior Inspector Noel Carias of Alaminos, who were administratively relieved under the "one strike policy" of Philippine National Police chief, director general Raul Bacalzo.

On his assumption last Oct. 15, Pagdilao directed all provincial directors and chiefs of police and unit commanders to comply with the 100 percent jueteng-free order of Bacalzo.

However, a recent raid by the National Bureau of Investigation showed that jueteng operations still persist in San Pablo City, Laguna, where 14 people were arrested and jueteng paraphernalia confiscated.

A similar raid previously also resulted to the arrest of 10 people and jueteng paraphernalia in Alaminos, Laguna.

“The relief of the two chiefs of police should serve notice to all our commanders that we are dead serious in our effort against jueteng in Region 4A. This should warn them of the consequence of inaction or negligence,” Pagdilao said.

SOURCE: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=622035&publicationSubCategoryId=200

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