Magalong refuses to push for a fresh PNP leader

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Former officer Benjamin Magalong rejected on Wednesday the push to substitute Police General Oscar Albayalde for a fresh Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Albayalde has also been accused of reselling seized drugs and lately dragged into a debate about rogue policemen in Pampanga.

He was previously appointed by Albayalde as the head for Metro Manila Police Guillermo Eleazar, the Chief of Staff of PNP Camilo Cascolan, and Archie Gamboa, the PNP Deputy Head of Operations.

On Thursday, Albayalde and Magalong traded barbs for the case of the rogue police at a Senate meeting.

In the case of his former colleagues at the police office in Pampanga, Magalong has accused Albayalde of having shabu confiscated for millions in November 2013, while in Mexico City.

Her presence at the hearing of the Senate influenced her family’s privacy and, he said, there were also death threats.

Magalong said some rogue police officers maintain a part of medicines that have been seized and then used to plant proof on drug characteristics.

Albayalde was Chief of Pampanga Police when a squad of police officers reportedly fought against an alleged Chinese drug lord in November 2013 with around 160 kilograms of Shabu worth P648 million.

The PNP CEO Alan Purisima had then tipped Magalong away after being told that new Sports Utility vehicles (SUVs) were being bought by the Pampanga police.

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