QCPD cop among hunted over Taytay drug sting

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Major General Debold M. Sinas yesterday ordered the filing of criminal and administrative charges against a member of the Quezon City Police District who turned out to be one of the three armed drug personalities who engaged a group of undercover Taytay City police officers in a shootout late afternoon Thursday.

Sinas said Police Staff Sergeant Jerich Jordan was ordered disarmed by QCPD director, Brigadier Gen. Ronnie S. Montejo and will be turned over to the Taytay Municipal Police Station in Rizal for further investigation.

A Police Regional Office 4-A report said at around 3:20 p.m. Thursday combined operatives of the Taytay MPS Drug Enforcement Unit led by Captain Jayson Aguilar and the Rizal Police Provincial Office Provincial Investigation Unit conducted a buy-bust operation in J. de Leon Street in Barangay Muzon in Taytay.

During the conduct of the entrapment operation, the suspects who were on board a red Honda CRV with plate no. ZJH-797 apparently sensed the presence of undercover officers in the area.

PRO4-A director, Brig. Gen. Vicente D. Danao Jr. said the driver of the car drew a firearm and fired at the poseur when he discovered that the money paid to him were fake bills.

He later stepped on the gas and fled inside Aurora Subdivision in Angono municipality where they were pursued by the Rizal policemen. When they were cornered at the end of Avocado St., the driver again shot it out with the officers giving him and his cohorts the chance to escape on foot towards the adjacent Lakeview Subdivision.

Recovered inside the suspects’ car were the PNP Individual Performance Scorecard of Police Officer 3 Jerich Jordan with Badge Number 186778, his Land Bank ATM card, the P200,000 worth of boodle money paid to them by the undercover agent and five heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around 26 grams of shabu worth P176,800.

The Rizal policemen said a dragnet operation yielded negative result.

However, they identified the three suspects who managed to flee as Edward de Vera, a ‘high-value individual,” SSgt. Jordan and one ‘John Doe.’