Drug suspect tries to 
avoid detention – police


ROXAS City – A drug suspect here is trying to avoid being detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City police station, according to police here.

Supt. Kasmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief, said Dino Bermejo was recently discharged from the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital after almost a week of confinement due to alleged stress.

But private physician Dr. Elfego Londres issued a medical certificate on Wednesday, advising the police to bring Bermejo back to the hospital for “proper treatment.”

PO2 Manuel Bansale Jr. said Dr. Londres went to the police station and asked for the detainee to be temporarily taken out of the detention cell.

Dr. Londres said he wanted to clarify important matters, the police said.

Bansale said Dr. Londres never conducted a physical checkup on Bermejo.

An hour later, Bermejo’s mother arrived with the doctor’s medical certificate, police said.

But the police ignored Dr. Londres’ request.

Insp. Paul Ledesma, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency investigating agent, said Dr. Londres could be charged for obstruction of justice.

He said the physician can also be charged before the Professional Regulation Commission.

Bermejo, 21, of Brgy. Baybay here was nabbed during a buy-bust operation on October 14 on McKinley Street here.

Recovered from the suspect were two sachets of shabu, marked money, cellular phones and a Suzuki motorcycle./PN