OUTGOING National Capital Region Police Office director Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday said they have filed a murder case against suspected drug queen and former Manila barangay chairperson Guia Gomez-Castro who has been accused of ordering the killing of a ninja cop.
Eleazar said the murder case is in connection with the killing of Patrolman Roderick Valencia in 2011. Castro was charged as mastermind.
“The motive for the killing is failure to remit the profit of illegal drugs to Guia Gomez,” he said.
According to Eleazar, the witness was instructed by Castro to hire a gunman who was given P50,000 to neutralize Valencia for allegedly failing to remit to the suspected mastermind a huge amount from drug deals.
The witness is now being held at the Manila City Jail for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2012.
Eleazar said that based on the witness’ testimony, the gunman was allegedly also killed by the cohorts of Castro but it was not established when and how.
The official said that apart from the murder case, the suspect who is believed to be still in the United States will also be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
He explained that the murder case was filed before a Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office after a witness whose name was withheld for security reasons confessed that Castro ordered the assassination of a rogue policeman involved in the recycling of seized drug evidence. The name of the alleged ninja cop was not immediately revealed.
”Yesterday, we have referred a case of murder before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against Guia Gomez Castro dahil nakakuha ng witness ng kanyang pagpapapatay sa isang kasamahan na ninja cops,” the official said after he led the distribution of ATM and PhilHealth cards to at least 300 NCRPO trainees at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City.
Eleazar said that they will also include Castro’s husband and her brother in the drug case which will be filed before the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office as soon as all material evidence and documents are completed. All three are still abroad.
The official graced the symbolic distribution of the PNP identification card and Philhealth and Land Bank ATM cards to the 300 whom he called the “best batch of PNP recruits.”
He said that the 300 were among the more than 4,000 NCRPO applicants who underwent rigid screening.
Eleazar also bade goodbye to his newly-appointed men whose recruitment he supervised from the very start.
“This is my last day as your RD, NCRPO. Hindi man ako ang sasalubong sa inyo after ng inyong training, inaasahan ko na kayo ay magiging handa sa hinaharap na paglilingkod sa ating bayan,” Eleazar said.