Under the leadership of PGEN BENJAMIN C ACORDA, JR, CPNP, the PNP-IMEG has been contributing immensely towards the aim to cleanse the ranks of the PNP by conducting an intensified and sustained effort to eradicate rogue PNP personnel and proactively pre-empt other personnel from committing illegal acts and other crimes. The PNP-IMEG joined the buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of PSMS Carlito Chavez Escorsa for illegal sale of firearms.
In a report submitted to the CPNP, at about 11:50 AM of June 28, 2023, joint elements of Batangas Provincial Field Unit, CIDG (Lead Unit); together with Team 4A, Luzon Field Unit-IMEG; Provincial Intelligence Unit, Sto. Tomas CPS, Batangas PPO, and Intelligence Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines, conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok 7, Brgy. San Antonio, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas that resulted in the arrest of an active PNP member identified as PSMS Carlito Chavez Escorsa, Jr assigned at Sto. Tomas CPS, Batangas PPO and a resident of Brgy. San Antonio, Sto. Tomas City, Batangas, together with his civilian cohort identified as Ramil Funtanar Esperanzate, male, 38 years old, jobless, former Security Guard, and a resident of Ilaya St., Malaban, City of Biñan, Laguna for violation of RA 10591.
In the same report, these suspects used social media, cellphone calls, and texts messages in the conduct of illegal sale of firearms and ammunition within the province of Batangas and nearby cities.
During the arrest, the following pieces of evidence were confiscated:
a.One M16 Rifle (Colt) with Serial No. RP 0407447 with magazine inserted containing 14 rounds of ammunition;
b.Four pieces long steel magazine for M16 Rifle;
c.Two pieces short steel magazine for M16 Rifle;
d.Two pieces short steel magazine for M16 Rifle;
e. 57 pieces live ammunition for M16 Rifle;
f.One box containing 30 pieces live ammunition for M16 Rifle;
g.Two pieces ammunition guide for M16 Rifle;
h.Two pieces cellular phone (Realme c12 and Huawei);
i.One piece genuine PhP500.00 with Serial No. RC221353;
j.Three pieces PhP500.00boodle money;
k.98 pieces PhP1,000.00 boodle money; and
l.One cloth bag.
The arrested persons are now temporarily detained at Batangas PFU, CIDG for proper documentation and proper disposition.
“Let us be brave enough to come out and expose the wrongdoings of these cops. Our Police Force too, I encourage them to stand united behind this so the trust of the people will remain,” CPNP, PGEN ACORDA, JR said in his statement.
“Bilang pagsuporta sa 5-Focus Agenda ng ating CPNP, patuloy na magbibigay ang hanay ng PNP-IMEG nang paalala at mas papaigtingin pa ang pagtuligsa sa iilang miyembro ng kapulisan na patuloy pa rin na gumagawa ng liko na gawain.” PBGEN DE LEON also stated.