BOGO City Special Weapons and Tactics operative Police Officer 2 (PO2) Ronjie Nadorra tested negative of illegal drug use.

The result, however, does not change the fact that he was in a drug den when the police conducted a drug bust against a drug personality in Toledo City last Saturday.

Cebu Provincial Police Office Director Senior Supt. Clifford Gairanod said the police officer is not off the hook because he admitted his direct participation in the illegal drug trade.

He said that he is the one who recycled and repacked shabu seized from arrested drug pushers.

“He revealed the name of the police (officer) and how they distribute shabu. With these revelations, we are starting the validation,” he told reporters yesterday.

Nadorra’s alleged cohort is assigned in Toledo City Police Station.

Gairanod urged other police officers to surrender and not wait for their arrest in future operations against illegal drugs.

“They better confess the names of those who accept drug money for protection,” he said in Cebuano.

The police official has ordered a surveillance on this cop implicated by Nadorra.

Nadorra was also allegedly involved in recycling packs of shabu seized from arrested drug pushers and selling these to suspected drug pusher Neil Enriquez, 38.

The officer and his cohort allegedly escorted Enriquez, so the drug trader could avoid arrest.

“He told us that they repack shabu,” said Gairanod. “He admitted that the last time he used shabu was last month, but the question is why was he there?”

Nadorra and Enriquez were arrested in last Saturday night’s operation along with suspected drug users Richard Flores and Nanding Abella.

Enriquez was the target of the buy-bust.

Complaints for violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, were filed against the suspects before the Toledo City Prosecutor’s Office.