Nartatez confirms 2 erring cops disarmed, jailed for liquor offense

CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, March 23– INPPO provincial director S/S Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. confirmed a report that two young policemen of this town were disarmed and locked up by police chief C/I Ryan Retutar.

He said Retutar was tipped off that the two off-duty policemen were allegedly seen drinking liquor inside the Police Assistance Center in Brgy. San Simeon here.

Retutar and his other men quickly responded and caught the two cops in the act of drinking.  To avoid any trouble, Nartatez said, Retutar disarmed the cops and locked them behind bars.(ga)