WATCH: CCTV captures abduction of ex-cop in Bacolod

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 06:57:38 +0000

MANILA, Philippines — A footage from a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera showed the April 19 abduction of a former policeman in a hotel lobby in Bacolod.


The 18-second CCTV video, shared by Police Regional Office (PRO) – 6 on Friday, was recorded from the inside of the Metro Inn Hotel lobby where Major Lito Pirote was abducted by armed men.

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Western Visayas Police said Pirote was abducted by men on board a white Toyota Hiace (YS4514) along 6th street in Barangay 7 at around 11:10 a.m.

Police said Pirote had just stepped out of the hotel after meeting with his lawyer when the abduction happened.

Pirote, formerly assigned at the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP), was previously included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of alleged narco-cops.

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PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said the retired policeman’s alleged drug links could be the possible motive behind the latter’s abduction.

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The investigation, assisted by PRO-6 Director Brig. Gen. John Bulalacao, is still ongoing, Albayalde said. /jpv

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