7 Zambales 'ninja cops' sacked

Seven policemen in Zambales were removed from their posts after they were accused of "recycling" illegal drugs seized by their colleagues.

The unnamed policemen were also allegedly protecting drug suspects and other criminals, according to Police Major Michael Villanueva, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group here (CIDG -Olongapo).

Villanueva said the rogue cops were subjected to investigation since August this year. They were mostly assigned in Subic town and other police stations in the province.

According to Villanueva, the so-called "ninja cops," were accused by drug suspects they arrested during anti-narcotic operations.

Villanueva said they obtained enough evidence to administratively charge the ninja cops.

Zambales Deputy Police Director Arnel Dial said the suspects were temporarily held at the Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division. – Rappler.com