CAGAYAN de Oro City–Police Master Sgt. Mariejo Molina Tejada was jailed, even in full uniform, for allegedly peddling illegal drugs during a “buy bust” in Opol, Misamis Oriental, the police reported Friday.
Police operatives reportedly recovered suspected “shabu” (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride), worth P 100,000 in the position of the police officer.
Tejada, a member of the Cagayan De Oro City Mobile Force Company, denied the allegation, saying the illegal drugs were reportedly “planted” by the police operatives.
COCPO Police Chief Lt. Col. Henry Dampal said that the local police will not tolerate any police officers engaged in illegal activities and encouraged people to report immediately on any police officer engaged in illegal activities.
Maj. Ian Borinaga, the station commander of the Opol Police Station, said that the arrest of Tejeda showed the sincerity of the police in carrying its mandated duty to rid the police organization of rogue men in uniform.