EST. 1986  |  THE VOICE OF THE ZAMBOANGUEÑOS  | JUNE 23, 2016

L.A. ZAMBOANGA TIMES INVESTIGATIONS
CORRUPTION WATCH IN ZAMBOANGA CITY:
WHO ARE RECEIVING WEEKLY BRIBES---AND HOW MUCH---FROM ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATORS IN ZAMBOANGA CITY....FROM THE REGIONAL POLICE DIRECTOR (70K) TO THE NEWS MEDIA (10K) INCLUDING THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (15K)...



L.A. ZAMBOANGA TIMES INVESTIGATIONS
MORE THAN 50 POLICEMEN IN ZAMBOANGA CITY ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE....AT LEAST 10% OF THE CITY'S POLICE FORCE ARE ADDICTED TO SHABU.....



MEET THE CRIMINAL GANG AT THE ZAMBOANGA CITY POLICE OFFICE...WHO ARE THEIR PROTECTORS?



ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS NOW ADDICTED TO SHABU BECAUSE OF RICHARD PATRIMONIO, MULTIPLE SOURCES TOLD L.A. ZAMBOANGA TIMES...
ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS in Km. 4 in Pasonanca and in Villa Sta. Maria as well as other areas under the Sta. Maria Police Station jurisdiction---are now addicted to shabu, partly because of RICHARD "HENJIE" PATRIMONIO, who is assigned at the station and is alleged to be the supplier of illegal drugs (shabu) in those areas.

"I've seen and witnessed several of my friends and relatives who became addicted and crazy because of shabu. And who flooded those neighborhoods with shabu? It was Henjie," a source told L.A. Zamboanga Times over the weekend.

Another source, a mother of an addict, told L.A. Zamboanga Times that his son became a "runner" of one of the drug dealers Patromonio was supplying and protecting. "When my son decided to quit doing drugs, they set him up with drug posession and they came to me asking for P50,000 to drop the case against my son," the mother recounted. "I told them I did not have that much money and my son is still in jail today for drug possession."

In Villa Sta. Maria and km. 4 in Pasonanca, entire neighborhoods (purok) are now shabu addicts, sources said. "Hasta mga palangana y tabu ta ruba ya mga addict para bende para puede lang compra shabu," a resident there said.

Patrimonio's wife, Eileen Patrimonio also works at the Sta. Maria Police Station as an investigator and allegedly handles most of the drug cases in the station. "These couple act like demi-gods there," said one resident who lives near the station.

"Despite the proximinity of the police station, "akyat bahay" gangs who are addicted to shabu are very active in our neighborhood," the resident said. "That's how bad the situation has become in Sta. Maria.

Mayor Beng Salazar, who lives in Sta. Maria, seem to just turn a blind eye to the drug problem in the barangay. Even barangay officials are alleged to be involved in the illegal drug trade.