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Espenido appointed BCPO deputy director for operations

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Police Regional Office-6 on Wednesday designated Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido as Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy operations director.

Bacolod City police director Henry Biñas said the appointment was made after consulting with PRO-6 director, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan.

Pamuspusan personally donned Espenido’s new rank during a media briefing at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

The controversial cop will also serve as chief of the BCPO City Drug Enforcement Unit.

Biñas said the new appointment will be a “big help” to the city’s campaign against illegal drugs.

In 2017, Espenido led the anti-drug operation that killed Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and several others.

He was also the chief of police of Albuera, Leyte when its Mayor Rolando Espinosa, who was publicly linked to drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte, was shot dead inside his jail cell in 2016.