The Daily Manila Shimbun


Aguirre “indefinitely suspends” NBI anti-drug investigation

February 3, 2017

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Friday ordered the “indefinite suspension” of the  National Bureau of Investigation to investigate anti-drug cases.

"The DOJ (Department of Justice) and the NBI will now focus its energy and resources in waging war against corruption and in waging war against criminality,” Aguirre said.

The PNP and the NBI have been ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to stop anti-illegal drug operations after some of its members were allegedly involved in the kidnap-slay of  South Korean Jee Ick-joo.

Superintendent Rafael Dumlao, Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3) Ricky Sta. Isabel, SPO4 Roy Villegas have been accused of involvement in Jee's death. But the Angeles City court directed the justice department to reinvestigate the case after an appeal from Sta. Isabel. .

NBI Director Dante Gierran has relieved several NBI officials, including head agent under its NCR Division Darwin Lising. DMS