- NPD chief insisted slain Grade 11 student drug pusher and neighborhood toughie
- He said it’s only politics making him out to be a good person
- He also said minor a newly-identified pusher, had been selling 10 grams of shabu daily
MANILA, Philippines – A high-ranking police official said politics had been polishing Kian delos Santos’ name as he insisted on the slain Grade 11 student’s purported reputation as a drug pusher and neighborhood toughie.
He’s known in the area; he’s called a bully, addict, pusher. Now that he was killed, he seems as if he’s a good person and a saint,” Philippine Star quoted Northern Police District Director (NPD) Chief Supt. Norberto Fajardo as saying. “Unfortunately, it’s politicized that he’s a good person.”
According to Fajardo, Delos Santos —while he may have not been on their drug watchlist— had been identified as a newly-minted drug pusher who sold at least 10 grams a day for his handlers.
He was just newly identified based on the intel and at the same time on those who were caught. We have documents,” he said. “The pusher who was caught identified him dealing drugs at least 10 grams daily. The 10 grams more or less cost P18,000, depending if it is high grade. Shabu sold in one pack is equal to 5 grams, which is P8,000 to P9,000. So they got two packs containing 10 grams with a value of around P18,000, which they recovered from Kian.”
Fajardo added he was not buying Saldy delos Santos’ claim that his son had nothing to do with drugs; saying his reputation as such had been known among their neighbors for a while.
“Neneng was the one giving instructions to Delos Santos and using him as a runner. The boy’s father should have known this,” he said.