Mancao will not be mixed with other detainees — NBI

June 3, 2009 1:31 pm 

MANILA, June 3 — Former police Senior Superintendent Cezar Mancao II will not be mixed with other detainees at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) when he returns to the country from the United States.

This was disclosed by the bureau as it finalized on Wednesday the security details for the extraditee’s arrival in Manila on Thursday.

Earlier reports reaching the NBI said Mancao, who was linked in the 2000 Salvador “Bubby” Dacer-Emmanuel Corbito double murder case, would arrive from Los Angeles, California Thursday morning.

The controversial police officer will be placed under the protective custody of the bureau and only few officials and aides of the NBI will have access to his sleeping quarters.

During a security briefing Wednesday evening, the bureau said it would deploy 200 NBI security personnel to secure Mancao from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to the NBI headquarters. Another 100 NBI personnel are on stand-by as reserves.

The room for Mancao is fully furnished with air-condition, bed, refrigerator, television set, comfort room and receiving area and the windows will be closed for security reasons.

Regional Director Ric Diaz, chief of NBI-Interpol Division, said the NBI will treat Mancao as if he has a threat against his life.

He said they are ensuring Mancao’s safety while he is under the bureau’s custody.

Reports said Mancao will wear bullet proof vest on his return to the country. (PNA) scs/JES


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