AWOL cop busted

A policeman who went on AWOL status in 2012 was arrested for illegal possession of drugs and violation of the gun ban by officers manning a checkpoint in Las Piñas City early morning yesterday, National Capital Region Police Office chief, Director Gullermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said.

According to the official, Police Officer 2 Alejandro Gacayan Hernandez  was apprehended by members of the Police-Community Precinct 7 of the Las Piñas City Police Station in front of the Cowboy Grill bar located along Alabang-Zapote Road in Barangay  Almanza Uno.

During a routine inspection, the AWOL cop and his companion Rey Servito were placed under arrest after they yielded three heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, a weighing scale, an improvised tooter and a bladed knife.

“The NCRPO has again demonstrated its unrelenting campaign on internal cleansing with the arrest of PO2 Hernandez,” said Philippine National Police officer-in-charge, Deputy Director General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa.