2 cops engaged in ‘tupada’ nabbed



Anti-scalawag operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested on Sunday two policemen tagged as responsible in running a “tupada” (illegal cockfighting) in Caloocan City.

Col. Ronald Lee, director of the PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG), said 31 other civilians were arrested when they conducted a raid in Tala, Caloocan City, before noon on Sunday.

He identified the two policemen as Patrolman Randy Yape, assigned to the Quezon City Police District; and Police Corporal Mark Joseph Patayan, assigned to the District Traffic Enforcement Unit of the Northern Police District.

“The operation stemmed from the letter of the barangay council regarding the operation of illegal cockfighting in their barangay,” said Lee.

“It operates on a daily basis and has been disrupting the peace and order in the area,” he added.

The pieces of evidence recovered, according to Lee, will be used in the filing of the case against the arrested suspects.

A separate administrative case will be leveled against the two policemen. (Aaron Recuenco)

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