A member of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) was arrested during a pot session over the weekend, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday.
PO3 Lynn Tubig, 38, single and who has been with the SAF for eleven years, was presented to newsmen at the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame.
Tubig who served in the Philippine Air Force before joining the PNP is assigned with the Force Support Batalllion, Camp Bagong Diwa.
She was arrested together with John Vincent German, 21, and Fernando German, 43, while engaging in a “pot session” at Kawaynan Purok 6, Barangay Tuktukan, Taguig City.
“Siguro sa 190,000 plus personnel, talagang di maiiwasan na meron tayong mga (it cannot be avoided that we have) erring personnel,” Albayalde said.
“We want to show the public and the PNP that we are serious sa aming kampanya sa (in our campaign on) internal cleansing, zero toleance tayo dito (we have zero tolerance on this) and we are dead serious,”Albayalde said.
National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) head Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said Tubig had last undergone drug testing two years ago when she was up for promotion and had managed not to be included in the periodic random drug testing.
Albayalde, meanwhile, said random testing on police personnel are regulary undertaken but is limited by the resources available for the undertaking. (PNA)