MANILA, Philippines- A former police officer reportedly involved in illegal drug trade was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in his residence in Sampaloc, Manila on Wednesday, May 25.
PO2 Jolly Aliangan, an antinarcotics officer at the National Capital Region Office, was tagged by the NBI as a “reseller” of drugs seized by police in previous operations.
Agents of the NBI Anti-Illegal Drugs Division, armed with a search warrant, seized P6.9 million cash, an undetermined quantity of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), drug paraphernalia, fake care license plate and high-powered firearms in his three-story house in Manila.
Max Salvador, head of the NBI-National Capital Region office, said: “He is a mover of illegal drugs sourced from a drug lord (held) at New Bilibid Prison.”
Although Salvador refused to identify the drug lord, he mentioned that he was one of the 19 convicts who were temporarily transfered to the NBI headquarters from Bilibid late last year after the raids conducted by the government agency exposed the lavish lifestyle of the supposed VIP prisoners.
Aliangan’s wife, Ronalie, who was caught disposing several kilos of shabu down the toilet during the raid, was also arrested along with Jeffrey Gutierrez, an alleged informant of the suspect.
The NBI disclosed that Aliangan was pointed by a drug lord whom they captured recently. However, Aliangan denied the drug lord’s claims and insisted that he was innocent.
With a monthly salary of only P23,000, Aliangan will be put under lifestyle check since he owns several cars including a Toyota Altis and a Fortuner and a big house fit for a general.
“It looked as if it belonged to a general, not someone of his rank. You’ll be surprised at the high-end furniture,” NBI-NCR deputy chief Rommel Vallejo said.