DoJ ready to issue ILBO vs Manila’s ‘Drug Queen’

September 26, 2019
Menardo Guevarra

The Department of Justice is set to issue an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against suspected Metro Manila drug lord Guia Gomez Castro aka ‘Drug Queen.’

This, despite reports that Castro has managed to leave the country already.

“We’ll issue an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) sa kanya even if she has left the country. So we can monitor her whereabouts abroad,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.

Just recently, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar said the alleged druglord is an incumbent barangay chairperson in Sampaloc, Manila.

“Her husband is also a former barangay captain of the same barangay. She also has a policeman brother who was already dismissed from the service,” said Eleazar.

According to Eleazar, she was at the forefront of shabu operations in Metro Manila and nearby areas more than three years ago.

But following the implementation of the drug war by President Duterte, Castro’s alleged influence started to dwindle after some of her trusted men, including her police protectors, were arrested.

Eleazar said nine of her 16 police protectors were killed, two others were dismissed while two already retired and another one went on AWOL (Absence Without Official Leave).

It was recalled that Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino disclosed that the Drug Queen would always escape the operation because some cops were protecting her.