QCPD civilian employee axed for drug use

June 27, 2020

A female non-uniformed personnel of the Quezon City Police District tested positive for substance abuse is now facing criminal and administrative charges which will lead to her dismissal from government service without any benefits, National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.

According to the Metro Manila Police chief, NUP Olivia Cordero was among the QCPD uniformed and non-uniformed personnel ordered subjected to a surprise drug test by QCPD director Brigadier Gen. Ronnie S. Montejo when they attended a seminar on the status and disposition of administrative and criminal cases of QCPD members in Camp Karingal last June 20.

He said that all the QCPD personnel tested negative for presence of shabu or marijuana except for Cordero whose urine specimen tested positive for shabu during the initial screening. The same urine sample also tested positive for presence of methamphetamine hydrochloride during a confirmatory test conducted by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory with the use of its CGMS equipment in Camp Crame.

The NUP was ordered relieved from the QCPD and transferred to the NCRPO Regional Personnel Holding and Administrative Services. She will be facing administrative charges for grave misconduct.

In 2019, she was said to have been apprehended by Shoe Mart security guards for alleged shoplifting. During a routine inspection, the suspect’s purse reportedly yielded shabu.

Sinas said that as a result, the accused was charged with illegal possession of drugs. She also tested positive for drugs on that year although she was not relieved from her post while undergoing summary hearing procedures.