- Chief Supt. Emmanuel Aranas, the director of the PNP Crime Laboratory revealed that a total of 99,598 police officers had undergone drug tests nationwide
- Among the almost 100,000, 130 officers are tested positive for illegal drugs which consists of male and female police officers
- The PNP Crime Laboratory confirmed that the latest round of random drug tests in the PNP had the widest scope so far
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday that 130 out of the nearly 100,000 police officers have tested positive for shabu.
Rose-An Jessica Dioquino mentioned in her article for GMA News that the PNP revealed that a total of 99,598 police officers had undergone drug tests nationwide, including those with ranks of police major or chief inspector.
Chief Supt. Emmanuel Aranas, the director of the PNP Crime Laboratory, did not reveal the identities of those who tested positive for illegal drug use.
However, Aranas confirmed that among that tested positive is a police officer in Meycauan, Bulacan, who was found dead while still in his uniform with a cardboard that said he is a “pusher.”
Among the 130 officers tested positive for illegal drugs use were female police officers, however, the exact numbers is not revealed.
The PNP said that a notice had been sent to those who tested positive in the drug tests.
The PNP Crime Laboratory confirmed that the latest round of random drug tests in the PNP had the widest scope so far.
An article by Inquirer said that the next step for the 130 officers who tested positive will be up to PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. It was noted that officers who tested positive in the drug test will automatically face administrative cases.
The random drug tests done in the PNP is part of the intensified government campaign against illegal drugs.