Police chief transferred after arresting mayor’s sister-in-law in Baler, Aurora

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The chief of police in Baler, Aurora was relieved of duty on Wednesday, just a few days after his men arrested the sister-in-law of Mayor Nelianto Bihasa for illegal drug possession.

The chief was transferred to the administrative division of the provincial police headquarters Camp Ravina.

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The police chief will be replaced by a senior inspector from Dipacaulao.

The transfer comes just five days after regional police arrested Leila Sanchez-Bihasa in an anti-drug sting operation in Barangay Suklayin.

Police have filed charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or (the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) before a local court against Sanchez-Bihasa, wife of the mayor’s brother Amay Bihasa.

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Oddly Bihasa is among the town’s “most wanted” drug personalities – when arrested she was found to be in the possession of 1.9 grams of shabu.

“We were just doing our job and I want to show that the police are not under the control of politicians,” the police chief said.

He said the arrest of Sanchez-Bihasa proved that there is no sacred cow in Baler when it comes to illegal drugs.

Asked if his relief has something to do with the arrest, the chief said: “Maybe, it’s possible.”

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