MANILA Police District (MPD) Director Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr. yesterday said he will not hesitate to kill the so-called ‘shabu queen’ in Manila if anyone can pinpoint where she is right now.
‘Ituro ninyo sa akin kung nasaan ang shabu queen na si Guia Gomez Castro at papatayin ko,’ Danao said in an interview, after the Philippine National Police (PNP) named her as the one buying ‘recycled’ illegal drugs — or those taken from drugs seized from legitimate drug operations—from so-called ‘Ninja’ cops.
It will be recalled that Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director Aaron Aquino earlier told a Senate hearing that a ‘shabu queen’ in Manila had been readily buying illegal drugs for as long as the ones selling them are policemen.
Danao said he has information that Castro is no longer in Manila, adding: ‘Eh kung andito lang ‘yan sa Maynila, matagal na yan, alam nyo ba, ‘yan ang una kong tinarget nang maupo ako dito sa MPD,pero noong umupo si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, umalis na yan dito sa Maynila.’
He added that Castro was once reported to him as having gone to the US while some say he is still in the country, transferring from one place to another to escape authorities.
According to Danao, Castro is being protected by ‘Ninja cops’ and other ranking officials who have something to do with the proliferation of illegal drugs. Danao added that even Castro’s husband Dennis, a former barangay official, is involved in illegal drug recycling.
‘Alam nyo, sa totoo lang, hindi ko na alam kung sino ang kasama ko sa PNP pakiramdam ko ay nag-iisa lang ako, alam nila ang paninindigan ko hindi nila ako kayang bilhin,isang taon na ako sa Maynila pero hanggang ngayon nanghihiram pa rin ako ng sasakyan ko,’Danao said.
Meanwhile, Mayor Isko Moreno urged Castro to surface and explain her side.
Castro is said to be the chairman in Barangay 484, zone 48 in Sampaloc, Manila. She went on leave from April 25 to June 25, 2019 and never returnned.
Based on Bureau of Immigration (BI) records, Castro was said to have arrived in Manila on September 18, 2019 from Vancouver, Canada. On September 21, 2019, she again left for Bangkok from Manila.