Dela Rosa: “No basis yet to arrest Gomez”
The Philippine National Police (PNP) now being investigated Ormoc, City Mayor Rochard Gomez over his involvement in illegal drug trade.
According to PNP chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, the City Mayor is now considered as a personal interest.
Last Thurdays, during a Senate Hearing over killing of late Mayor Rolando Albuera, Gomez was named as among those involved in illegal drugs according to affidavit wrote by Espinosa.
Meanwhile, Dela Rosa said that there was no basis yet to arrest the Mayor.
“Wala naman tayo basis na hulihin siya kasi iba ‘yung kaso ng drugs—possession, selling, pushing…do you think gagawin ng mayor ‘yan?” he said.
“Para in fairness naman sa kanya pag mag-conduct tayo ng investigation, malaman talaga natin deeper na wala siyang involvement then it will be very beneficial [on] his part,” he said.
“’Yung pagsama sa kanya sa listahan ng yumaong Mayor Espinosa is one part of the investigation lang. Then we will dig deeper. Malay mo mamaya ‘di pala tototo. Pero the fact remains na kasama siya doon sa listahna as submitted to the (police),” he added.