The siblings, who were arrested in connection with the abduction of three neighbors in Manila in April, admitted that they were earning as police assets. Their job is to point to those allegedly involved in illegal drugs that the police are allegedly taking.
In an exclusive report by Emil Sumangil on GMA News “24 Oras” on Wednesday, the two suspects arrested in Batangas on June 8 said that they are paid depending on the number of drugs available from the arrested drug suspect that they identified.
National Bureau of Investigation personnel arrested the two brothers who planned to testify in the abduction of neighbors Rexcell John Hipolito, 23; Ronald Jae Dizon, 21, and Ivan Serrano, 18.
According to the siblings who withheld their identities, the three were abducted by the police. They were with them when they carried out the abduction of the victims who were allegedly involved in the sale of marijuana.
According to the suspects, they heard that the three victims had been killed.
“Wala na po sila. Kumbaga, nabalitaan po naming patay na sila,” the arrested suspect said.
The bodies of the victims are said to be thrown into the sea or burned.
“Magtuturo ako ng subject, ‘yong huhulihin po. Ngayon, hindi kasi makakagalaw ang mga pulis kapag wala po silang asset kasi doon po sila kumukuha ng trabaho,” one of the brothers said.
Brothers involved in abduction of 3 people in Manila admit they earn money as police assets
“Halimbawa, makahuli po ng isang kilo ng shabu, P100,000 po ako doon. Kung sa isang buwan po, makakahuli ng limang kilo, P500,000 po ako doon. Akin lang po ‘yon P500,000,” he added.
According to another detainee, they are given money and a safe house to live in as police assets.
The police assets further said that the arrested or abducted drug suspects are giving information to catch others.
But when no more information is obtained, it will be forwarded to another unit for retrieval. Following this, the person will be “lost” or killed.
PNP Chief Guillermo Eleazar said the PNP would not tolerate the suspected cops if the accusation is proven true.