Manila cops accused of planting evidence
MANILA -- Policemen assigned at Station 5 of the Manila Police District have been accused of planting evidence during an anti-illegal drugs operation in San Andres, Manila on Thursday, reports said.
Complainant Virginia Cosca claimed that cops barged into their home looking for Meise Meagan Cosca, 23.
Virginia claimed she saw the cops -- who were not armed with any kind of warrant -- allegedly planting shabu in Cosca's pockets as they were making the arrest.
"Sinaktan pa ako, dinuru-duro ang pisngi ko.. tapos pinosasan pa ako.... nakita ko pa nilalagyan nila ng shabu ung bulsa ng anak ko," Virginia told Supt. Alex Yanquiling, chief of police of MPD Station 5.
Yanquiling confirmed that there was an anti-illegal drugs operation in the area, but promised Cosca's mother that he will look into her allegations.
"Hindi natin kinukunsinte yang mga ganyan," he said.
Yanquiling said if proven that they planted evidence, they will be facing an administrative case of grave misconduct.
Meanwhile, the cops confiscated four sachets of suspected shabu and a knife from the suspect, who is now in the hospital after being shot in the buttocks.
Reports said that Cosca, during the arrest, struggled with the cops and tried to stab them with the knife.
It was also learned that Cosca is also implicated in a murder case.
-- Report from Kori Quintos, ABS-CBN News