Bureau of Corrections chief’s son released

THE son of the Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR) chief arrested in a drug raid in Naga City has been released.

Bicol Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal confirmed to CNN Philippines yesterday that the case of Nicanor Faeldon Jr. has been dismissed.

He was charged with operating and maintaining a drug den, violating Section 6 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 or Republic Act 9165.

Escobal said an order for the release of Faeldon Jr. has been issued and they complied with the decision.

The son and namesake of BUCOR head Nicanor Faeldon, was arrested in a drug raid in Naga City on December 14.

The younger Faeldon was arrested along with three other people for possession of illegal drugs. He, however, tested negative for drugs.

Upon his son’s arrest, the elder Faeldon said he would not help his son out of the predicament, but said his son did not use drugs.

On the day of the arrest, however, Faeldon said he would kill his son if his involvement in illegal drugs was true.

“Hindi nga ho nagsisigarilyo yan as far as I’m concerned. Baka lang behaved lang sa harap ko. But ang ina-assure ko sa lahat, if it turns out later on that he’s involved, sabi ko ‘wag na natin gastusan sa litigation. Magagastusan pa ang gobyerno. Papatayin ko na lang ‘yung bata para wala nang mapinsala pa siya,” he said.

As of posting, neither Faeldon or his son have commented on the release.