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SINCE Police Director Sammy Pagdilao Jr.’s assumption at the CIDG early last year, the PNP’s premier investigative arm has investigated a total of 2,418 cases, out of which 2,390 were solved.

It has filed plunder and anti-graft case against former highly placed government officials and PNP officers in the anomalous procurement of three PNP Raven-1 helicopters allegedly owned by the former first gentleman, Jose Miguel Arroyo, and sold as brand new to the PNP.

Other plunder cases include the anomalous negotiated procurement of 75 rubber boats and 18 outboard motors for the use of the PNP Maritime Group; and the anomalous procurement of 16 defective coastal crafts.

He reveals that the CIDG is also done with and is ready to file any time the case of the anomalous repair of PNP V-150 light armored vehicles wherein 43 respondents composed of former and incumbent police officials as well as private persons will be charged with plunder and violation of the Anti-Graft Law.

Within the eight-month period, Gen. Pagdilao says it has neutralized 72 organized crime groups engaged in bank robberies, carjacking and gun-for-hire activities that resulted into the arrest of 325 suspects and the death of 36 others.

In response to PNP Chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome’s directive to conduct aggressive campaign against wanted persons, the CIDG has arrested some of the most dangerous wanted persons in the country involved in high profile crimes. A total of P9.425-million reward money was also claimed by informers.

It has also implemented the service of warrant of arrests for several high profile personalities including former president, now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former elections official Lintang Bedol.

In the campaign against private armed groups, it has arrested 426 suspects and confiscated a total of 687 firearms while nearly 400 victims of human trafficking were rescued.  50 others, including foreigners, engaged in the illegal activity were arrested and charged.

He’s just the CIDG chief what more if he’s on the PNP top, simply unlucky to get it.


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