THE leadership of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police is humble enough when it largely credited its tangible accomplishments to its dedicated and extra motivated personnel.
Nevertheless, its chief, Police Director Sammy Pagdilao Jr., could just have been an excellent leader which resulted in his agen-cy’s incomparable achievement with regards to its aggressive campaign against lawlessness or specifically on human trafficking and cyber criminality.
“Humility aside in so short a time, CIDG’s turn-around has been noted and reported by the media and acknowledged by the public.
I credit this to the dedicated and motivated personnel of CIDG who draws inspiration from your lead,” the low-key Pagdilao was telling PNoy in his year-ender report.
In the same report, the CIDG has recorded a 98.84 % Crime Solution Efficiency and has accounted for a total arrest of 2,878 most wanted persons and the neutralization of 72 crime syndicates last year.
Since his assumption at the CIDG’s early last year, the PNP’s premier investigative arm has investigated a total of 2,418 cases, out of which 2,390 cases were solved.
It has filed plunder and anti-graft cases 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; the anomalous nego-tiated procurement of 75 rubber boats and 18 out-board 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 anytime the case of the anomalous repair of PNP V-150 light armored vehicles where 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. (TO BE CONTINUED)