PO2 Ronjie Nadorra, who was caught in a drug bust in Barangay Tuyan, Naga City last Thursday, will face additional criminal and administrative charges.
Nadorra’s cases that stemmed from his arrest in Toledo City last year are still awaiting resolution.
Chief Insp. Janette Rafter, Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) spokesperson, said Nadorra’s arrest last year caused his transfer from Bogo City Police Station to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU).
Nadorra gained temporary liberty and continued to report to RPHAU, as the case filed against him before the Toledo City Prosecutor’s Office was about his visit to a drug den, a bailable offense.
Rafter said Nadorra is being given due process.
Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, Police Regional Office 7 director, said their internal cleansing program still exists and they are bent on going after erring police officers.
Nadorra was listed as a high-value target by Provincial Intelligence Branch before his arrest in Tuyan. His three alleged cohorts were also caught.
The news saddened an official of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office (CPADAO).
Ivy Durano-Meca, CPADAO executive director, said the incident was a surprise to them especially that they’ve been relentless in assisting law enforcers in their campaign against illegal drugs.
Meca said the CPADAO allocates funds annually to law enforcement agencies in their campaign.
But Meca admits she can’t deny there are still law enforcers who are involved in illegal drugs. She said it’s a slap on the face of their campaign.
She is, however, glad that law enforcement agencies are working hard to cleanse their ranks of personnel involved in illegal drugs.
Nadora, who is assigned at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit, yielded several packs of suspected shabu during last Thursday’s bust. (KAL, JKV)