Cop chiefs ‘milking’ from gambling operators-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is conducting an investigation on some police station chiefs who allegedly receive P20,000 in cash from “jai-alai” gambling operators in the city.
"We will not tolerate this, and if the city director will order an investigation, the BCPO will conduct an investigation against the station chiefs who might be involved in the said issue," BCPO deputy for operation Jefferson Descallar said Tuesday.
Rumors milling around Bacolod indicate that some police station chiefs receive P20,000 in cash from jai-alai operators in the city.
Descallar said the police officers should perform well in their duties as public servant, and should not act as protector of illegal activities.
If they are found guilty, they should also ready to face the consequences, he said.
Descallar said that when he was assigned as chief of Cadiz City police, some of the illegal gambling operators also tried to offer him P300,000.
Meanwhile, some 15 taxi operators in Bacolod City meet with the BCPO officials to discuss on how to secure their safety during the MassKara Festival celebration.
The meeting was held to avoid carnapping and robbery incidents during the festival, Descallar said. He said it was observed that some of the taxi drivers were victimized by robbery hold-up suspects in different areas of Bacolod City, “and for this celebration, we don’t want that the usual crimes such carnapping and hold-up will also happen,” Descallar added.
Descallar believed that most of the lawless elements might take advantage the celebration. He said most of the taxi operators were also cooperating with the city police to preempt such incident.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 25, 2013.