Anti-Drugs Czar Descallar Relieved

Yesterday, BCPO director Larry Decena confirmed that Descallar was being relived and is now reporting to the Regional PNP headquarters in Iloilo City.* (Cyrus M. Garde w/ reports from Arman Toga)

It looks like it has become a usual thing to happen next everytime a series of massive anti-illegal drug drives are achieved in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental - the relief of one or two police officers behind huge successes in the fight against drugs.

Yesterday, Police Supt. Jefferson Timosa Descallar, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy director, spokesman and Special Operations Group (SOG) head was relieved by the Regional PNP Office from his post.

Descallar had been highly-successful in the fight against illegal drugs and other crimes in Bacolod.

As early as 2005, Descallar was awarded as the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS) Junior Police Officer, sponsored by Metrobank Foundation, Inc., for his intensified campaigns on all illegal activities, especially illegal drugs.

Before his relief yesterday, Descallar has been a subject for "demolition job" either from the organization he belongs or from drug lords whose feet he had stepped on.

The valedictorian during his high school in Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte and who landed on the Top 4 when he graduated at the Philippine National Police Academy is not new to the said "demolition job".

While Commanding Officer of the 602nd Mobile Company, 6th Regional Mobile Group, Police Regional Office 6, Negros Occidental based in Sagay City, and was only in his 11th year in service, Descallar garnered the prestigious award for numerous operations against illegal loggers and dynamite fishermen, insurgents, drug dealers, kidnap-for-ransom, robbery and holdup groups and even erring and corrupt local public officials and uniformed personnel.

His relentless campaign against illegal drugs resulted to the arrest of several drug pushers and drug lords.

His biggest accomplishment was the arrest of a Muslim woman carrying a kilo of shabu between her thighs in Sagay in 2004.

The 40-year old police officer made his presence felt against illegal drugs wherever he is assigned.

In Cadiz City, he also scored against known druglords and sometimes the victim of harassment and counter-charges.

Some charges have been pending in court.

Now, a new demolition job is aimed to silence him.

He was tagged as behind the sale of alleged confiscated and recycled shabu by some police operatives.

Descallar believes that a certain Mrs. Socorro of Purok Kagaykay, Brgy. 2 is being used by the organize group to shame him.

A certain PO3 Dennis Finch reportedly bought 5 big sachets of suspected shabu from Socorro for sale and claimed it came from Descallar.

Finch has been investigated and the claim of Mrs. Socorro that she sends the proceeds through Palawan Pawnshop Pera Padala with official receipts was recovered from him.

But Descallar said he has nothing to do with it.

Descallar said these claims are aimed to tarnish his good name in the service.

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