108 cops dismissed over drug-related raps since Marcos admin

PNP in 2023: Erring cops, more internal cleansing


MANILA, Philippines — A total of 108 police personnel were dismissed due to drug-related charges since the start of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s administration, according to Philippine National Police’s (PNP) data furnished to the media on Thursday.

Of the said dismissal, 65 police personnel tested positive for illegal drugs while 43 were involved in drugs according to the PNP data from July 1, 2022 until Jan. 3 2024.

READ: Marcos admin eyes drug rehab facility per province by 2028

PNP chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. said the benefits of dismissed policemen are now forfeited.

“Dismissed from the service, they are not entitled to any benefits,” Acorda said in a press briefing in Camp Crame.

As per PNP data, 108 personnel had their privileges “withheld” due to illegal drugs, 60 police personnel were suspended, ten were demoted, and three were “reprimanded.”

READ: Bongbong Marcos: 121,582 imprisoned over illegal drugs

In total, 289 police personnel were meted out penalties involving illegal drugs, the data also revealed.

In view of this, Acorda vows continuous “internal cleansing” among PNP personnel.

Meanwhile, the data further said that a total of 3,932 of the 232,000 PNP personnel were meted with penalties due to various offenses.

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