BACOOR, Cavite – A police inspector was arrested by a joint police team in a drug entrapment operation Thursday in Barangay, Bayanan here.
The policeman was identified as Bacoor Police Inspector Lito M. Ginawa who was said to be possessing a sachet containing “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) weighing about 17 grams. It was believed to be part of suspected drugs that went missing in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) which was found abandoned in the city last month.
The operation against Ginawa was conducted by officers from Bacoor police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Regional Intelligence Division and Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group.
Superintendent Christopher Olazo, Bacoor police officer-in-charge, reported that the operation was an offshoot to an incident where a black Toyota Fortuner car without license plates was left on the road last June 26.
Responding Bacoor intelligence officers and Dasmariñas policemen reportedly found the abandoned car and the “shabu” but did not render a report on the find to their superiors.
Intelligence information also said that some involved operatives have asked a certain amount of money from the car owner for the return of the vehicle and the illegal drugs.
This prompted city police OIC Olazo to order an investigation and the operation.
Olazo and his officers are now looking into the involvement of Ginawa’s other police companions in the incident and the recovered 2015 Fortuner car (with Conduction Sticker No. YH 4073). (Anthony Giron)