Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:41

Eleazar claims ‘epal’ Times Bar lawyers just wanted to create a scene: Gustong magpa-aresto!

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar accused the three lawyers of the drug-tainted Times Bar in Makati of wanting to create a scene to divert attention away from the crimes of their client, Burton Joseph Server III, one of the bar’s owners.

In an interview with DZMM, Eleazar stressed that the lawyers – Lenie Rocha, 25, of Pasig City; Jan Vincent Soliven, 32, of Cavite; and Romulo Alarkon, 33, of Caloocan City – did not introduce themselves to the police when they barged into the bar during the search operations and took pcitures and videos without permission.

“Ang tingin ko parang gusto mag-paaresto para sa isang scenario. Kaya nga po maging parehas tayo dito at malinaw po itong operation na ito.” said Eleazar citing claims of human rights violations following the arrest of the Times Bar lawyers for obstruction of justice.

“Ang sinabi po ng ating team leader doon you are most welcome here sa inyong kliyente dito pero hindi sila puwedeng pumunta sa isang lugar na hindi kasama ang pulis. Ang problema po ay ayaw naman nilang magsabi ng ganun hawak-hawak nila sa ibang lugar panay kuha ng picture at video pero hindi nagpakilala. Kahit nga po ang pulis pag nagpakilala at yung iba nagpapakilala hindi naman talaga abugado yung iba ayaw magpakilala at hindi sinasabi ang nire-represent nila,” said Eleazar.

“Being a lawyer kung nagpaalam po mas maganda kasama po sila at wala na pong kaming itatago dito dahil may ebidensiya na. Ang gusto lang naming makita yug ibang lugar na naka-lock para makita namin at makita rin namin kung meron pa,” he added.

Times Bar was raided on August 11 in a buy bust which yielded 19 pieces of ecstasy (four tablets and 15 capsules) valued at P142,500, some 18 sachets of cocaine valued at P1.57 million, and a sachet of kush. A total of 31 employees of the bar, 57 foreigners and 63 local guests were invited for questioning but were released later.

The search warrant was carried out on August 16 after the it was signed by Makati City Regional Trial Court (RTC)

Aside from Server, others named in the warrant were Rico Rene Blanco of Rivermaya, Cynthia Primero, Ma. Amparo Marcalinas, Reyan Ladrillo, and Danilo Regino. The warrant covered a search for ecstasy, party drugs, “shabu” (crystal meth), marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia reportedly kept in two vaults inside the room of Regino at the second floor of the bar.

Eleazarsaid the public should be fair to the police who were just doing their jobs from itnerfering lawyers.

“Galit kami sa mga pulis at gumagawa ng kalokohan hinahanp namin yan nakita niyo naman hindi kami tumitigil. Pero pag yung pulis naman natin gumagawa ng tama at sila naman po ay ating pinapagtanggol,” said Eleazar.

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