The National Police is investigating National Capital Region Police chief Dir. Alan Purisima and Calabarzon regional police director Chief Supt. James Melad after they were accused of having links with “jueteng” syndicates.

National Police chief Dir. Gen. Nicanor Bartolome said the PNP Internal Affairs Service’s probe is ongoing even though Purisima and Melad have already denied the accusations.

“Ang DILG at Napolcom ay gumagawa rin po ng kanilang sariling imbestigasyon dito… lalo pa at matataas na opisyal nga itong sinasabi doon sa report,” Bartolome said in a radio interview.

Earlier, a certain “Molly Acuna” sent reporters a statement accusing Purisima and Melad of receiving money from jueteng syndicates.

Molly Acuna claimed to be a civilian asset of the PNP Intelligence Group but the head of that unit, Chief Supt. Charles Calima, denied having such an employee, Bartolome said. (John Roson)

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