Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Brigadier General Ronnie S. Montejo, identified the suspects as Henry B. Ysulat Jr., 29, and Joselito Luz, 54, a family driver.
Ysulat was first arrested at a checkpoint on the Payatas Road border near Montalban/Rodriguez aboard a magenta Mio Sporty motorcycle and wearing a police General Office Attire (GOA) uniform, around 3:30 pm.
The suspect allegedly introduced himself as a police officer assigned to the Police Security and Protection Group (PSPG). Still, when the authorities asked for confirmation, Ysulat was not able to present PNP identification. He was not able to show a driver’s license, either.
He was found in possession of a caliber 9mm Pistol Browning Arms Company Morgan, Utah & Montreal with Serial No. 64523, 32 pieces of ammunition, and six .45 caliber ammunition mounted on firearm holster. Police also recovered a handheld radio, various identification cards with his name, blue cellular phone, a handcuff, a brown vest with “POLICE” markings, and Yamaha Mio Sporty Motorcycle with MV File no. 1301-00000836840 from the suspect.
The suspect said the confiscated firearms and ammunition, as well as the police uniform, belonged to his relative who is retired police.
2 fake police arrested in quarantine checkpoint
Luz was later arrested around 6:10 pm, aboard a gray Suzuki APV (UOZ 147) as he passed the inspection on Batasan-San Mateo Rd. Brgy. Batasan.
The suspect was wearing a police upper athletic shirt and introduced himself as police, but when asked for his ID and license, he did not show any. He gave a traffic violation receipt instead.
The real cops recovered P2,500 worth of shabu from the suspect when they searched him. Appropriate cases are scheduled to be filed against the two suspects.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police announced that seven police personnel have tested positive of COVID-19.
According to PNP Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac, the four additional were a 53-year-old male; a 52-year-old male; a 47-year-old female; and a 46-year-old male. All of the police officers were assigned to Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, according to data from the PNP Health Service, Banac said a total of 145 PNP personnel were considered persons under investigation while 1,416 persons were under monitoring.