Dela Rosa alarmed, 9 out of 2,405 policemen positive in drug test
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Monday in Camp Crame announced that there are nine (9) policemen positive in drug test.
In a press conference, Dela Rosa said 2,405 policemen were were subjected to drug testing and they will proceed until the sum total of what policemen have been tried.
Dela Rosa alarmed with the results that they were 9 policemen tested positive. He said during the interview, "Just imagine ang ratio and proportion nito, out of 2,405 may nine na nag-positive. Mataas ito na percentage. Sinabi ko na I have zero tolerance on drugs tapos may nine nag-positive, mataas ito. Alarming ito."
Dela Rosa already said that those policemen proven using illegal drugs will be fired.
The policemen who tested positive will still undergo confirmatory tests.
Dela Rosa on Friday said he will only gave 48 hours to those policemen involved in illegal drugs and promised to eliminate drugs and corruption.
“We will be relentless in our cleansing efforts to eliminate scalawags in our ranks, mga nagko-kotong, sindikato, at mga tamad na pulis, bilang na ang mga araw ninyo lalo na kayong mga pulis sa Metro Manila na kayo na nagyayabang na kayo ay ninja. I am giving you 48 hours to voluntarily surrender to me,” Dela Rosa said.