Retired cop arrested

A 70-year old retired policeman was arrested by anti-illegal drug operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for obstruction of justice during a buy-bust operation in Novaliches, yesterday.

QCPD director, Police Chief Superintendent Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. identified the suspect as Arnoldo Quimson, 70, Bgy. Sauyo, Novaliches.

A report from the Novaliches Police Station (PS 4) showed that a buy-bust operation was conducted against Brian Garcia, 41, Arhel Plaza, 44, both of Bgy. Sauyo, Edgar Castro, alias Egay Baba, 47, of Bgy. Paltok, Manuel Burgos, 38, of Bgy. Pasong Tamo, at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, at No. 5 Bataan St., NAPOCOR Village, Bgy. Sauyo, Novaliches.

However, Quimson who was a neighbor of the suspects and was present in the area intervened during the arrest of the suspects and asked for the legality of operation. He was also caught taking cellphone video of the police operation hence, he was arrested.

Further investigation also showed that Garcia has a pending case for motorcycle theft at the QC RTC.

Seized from the suspects were seven (7) plastic sachets of shabu, an opened sachet with traces of shabu, a cellular phone, a motorcycle, drug paraphernalia and the buy-bust money.