Two cops who tested positive in a surprise drug test in Davao Oriental are now facing criminal and administrative charges.
Davao Oriental police director Supt. Harry Espela identified the two cops as SPO4 Nollo Barsaman and PO2 Jesus Mante. Espela said he ordered for a surprise drug test Saturday, June 4.
It was learned that all police personnel were ordered to report to their station for a supposed conference. They were however surprised when they were asked to undergo a drug test.
Drug paraphernalia was also discovered at the desk of SPO4 Barsaman.
Barsaman is now facing criminal charge for violation of Republic Act 9165 Sec. 12 and Sec. 15 for the the drug paraphernalia recovered from his desk and for testing positive in the drug test.
PO2 Mante is meanwhile facing violation of Sec. 15 of RA 9165. Both are also facing administrative charges. The two are assigned at the Mati City Police Station.