Fired cop arrested for drugs, rob

  • Written by Melnie Ragasa-Jimena
  • Published in Metro
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A dismissed policeman who has standing warrants of arrest for illegal drugs and robbery was
arrested by his former colleagues in front of his house in Quezon City.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar
identified the dismissed cop as former PO3 Alfredo Britana Mabutol Jr., 43, of Bgy. Salvacion, La
Loma. He was no. 1 in the Most Wanted Persons list at the district level and no. 1 drug personality
of the La Loma Police Station (PS-1). 

Mabutol was the leader of an illegal drug group operating in La Loma responsible for the
proliferation of illegal drugs along Calavite St., Bgy. Salvacion and Tagaytay St., Bgy. San Jose,
He was arrested at 7:50 a.m. on March 13, 2018, in front of his residence at 41 Calavite
St. by operatives of the District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) under Supt. Rogarth B. Campo, and
District Intelligence Division (DID) led by Supt. Pedro Sanchez.
He had a warrant of arrest for violation of Sec. 91 Art II of RA 9165 (refusal to be a
prosecution witness), issued by Judge Severino B. de Castro Jr., RTC Branch 82, QC, with bail set
at P200,000. The case stemmed from the arrest of a certain Randy on Nov. 24, 2003.
Mabutol was a material prosecution witness in the trial of Randy, but the case was
dismissed by the court for his failure and neglect to attend scheduled hearings. Thus, the QCPD,
through its District Investigation and Detection Management Division (DIDMD) filed criminal cases
of violation of Sec. 91 and Sec. 92 of RA 9165 against him. The prosecution found probable cause to
charge the accused for violation of Sec. 91 of RA 9165 while Sec. 92 (Delay and Bungling in the
Prosecution of Drug Cases) was dismissed for lack of evidence, and the court issued the warrant.
Another warrant of arrest for robbery, issued by Judge Aurora A. Hernandez Calledo, of RTC
Branch 87, QC, for a case docketed as CC#07-147278 was served on the arrested suspect, for an
anti-drug operation in La Loma on May 27, 2007, where he took the personal belongings of the
complainant, Reynaldo Miranda, which included a Tag Huer wristwatch, a gold ring, a wallet with
P11,060 cash, and identification cards.
Apparently a rogue cop, Mabutol also had bench warrants of arrest for failure to testify in
Pasay City where cases were filed against drug suspects arrested there.
One was issued by Judge Petronilo A. Sulla Jr., of RTC Branch 110, Pasay City for PO2
Mabutol’s failure to attend court hearings which resulted in the dismissal of a drug case against
Edgardo Nunez Villanueva. Villanueva was arrested on April 6, 2013 in Maricaban for violation of RA
Another bench warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Petronilo A. Sulla Jr., of RTC Branch
110, Pasay City, under criminal case no. PSY-13-06619-CR for Mabutol’s failure to attend court
duties resulting in the acquittal of accused Edgardo Yumol, who was caught for violation of Sec. 5
(sale of illegal drugs) of RA 9165.
The courts of origin will be notified of Mabutol’s arrest.