Published: Monday 21 August, 2017

Kian Delos Santos’ Family Denies Drug Runner Tag, Dare Cops to Take Drug Test

Kian delos Santos was not a drug runner. This was what his family said after the police produced a witness saying Kian was a drug courier for a known pusher and even bought drugs for his father and uncle.

Kian delos Santos

The parents of Kian delos Santos deny police accusations that he was a drug runner. (Lyn Rillon/Inquirer.net)

“Sana wag naman nilang ganunin, pangit naman po eh, kami na po ang nawalan eh. Alam naman ng mga taong nakapaligid sa amin kung anong klase kaming tao,” said Zaldy delos Santos, Kian’s father, when interviewed by ABS CBN News.

Mang Zaldy said he is willing to take a drug test to prove that police accusations that his son was a drug runner for him is false. But he said the police who Killed Kian should also be tested.

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Zaldy delos Santos also denied knowing the police witness, and said he has not seen that person before. Kian’s father was talking about ‘Lando’, a drug suspect arrested in Caloocan City whom the police presented to the media as their witness that Kian delos Santos was allegedly a drug runner.

“Ganon po talaga ‘yung nangyari. Tatlong buwan pa lang po. kasi bago pa lang po ko nagganyan eh… ganon na droga,” said Lando. He added that the 17-year old Grade 11 student was a drug runner of a certain Neneng, who is now a subject of police’s follow-up operations.

Police have always maintained that Kian was involved in drugs. Though not a user, Caloocan police said he was an identified courier in the area. During the bloody raid last week, police operative said Kian ran away as they approached and fired back at them. He was subsequently shot and killed by policemen.

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But a witness now under the protection of Senator Risa Hontiveros said he saw Kian beg for his life from the police. The first beat him up, according to the unnamed witness, after which Kian was given a gun and told to fire it before running for his life.

The Manila Bulletin quoted the witness overhearing Kian delos Santos begging for his life. According to the Manila Bulletin report, the victim reported said, ‘Tama na po. May test pa ako bukas’ (‘Please stop. I still have a test tomorrow.’)

 



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