THE 63 active officers under the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 may face preventive suspension while investigation on their lifestyle and alleged involvement in the illegal drug activities is being done.

Senior Supt. Jose Carumba, Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) 7 chief, said that the inquiry on these cops are ongoing, and charges may be filed against them before the ombudsman if enough evidence warrants.

Nine police commissioned officers were already charged with criminal and administrative complaints before the anti-graft court last month for their unexplained lavish lifestyle, which included owning several cars that were not declared in their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN), he said.

These officers were formerly assigned in PRO 7 and are now in Camp Crame.

The investigation started under the watch of Senior Supt. Jonas Ejoc, whom Carumba replaced last Tuesday. Ejoc and his chief investigator are the complainants, representing RIAS 7.

The move was part of the nationwide internal cleansing implemented by the Philippine National Police.