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Dela Rosa warns cops

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald M. dela Rosa has reminded policemen not to accept bribes from illegal gambling operators whom he found out are also into illegal drugs.

Dela Rosa cited the findings of their investigation in Police Regional Office in Region 6 and 7 that established the link between those involved in gambling and illegal drugs.

“Akala nila, galing pa sa illegal gambling ’yung natatanggap nilang pera, ’yun pala galing na sa iligal na droga, kaya marami sa kanila ang nasangkot,” Dela Rosa told policemen during the observance of the 115th Police Service Anniversary held last Sept. 8 at Camp Efigenio grounds in Calapan City.

The PNP chief admitted that persons behind illegal gambling activities have attempted to bribe him with billions of pesos to allow their continued operations in Visayas and Mindanao.

The police official said he has informed President Duterte about the bribe offer.

“Kaya mag-ingat kayo, huwag kayong pasisilaw sa pera. Alam kong napakalaki ng pera sa illegal gambling. Ngayon ko lang ito nalaman noong ako’y maging Chief PNP,” he said. (Jerry Alcayde)