Ex-Philippine police chief detained on graft charges
MANILA (AFP) - A former Philippine national police chief surrendered to a court on Wednesday after he was charged with corruption involving millions of dollars.
Avelino Razon was charged over the alleged misuse of 409.74 million pesos (S$11.8 million) in Philippine National Police funds in 2007, when he was the force's director-general, a police statement said.
An anti-graft court issued arrest warrants for Razon and 40 other defendants, including other police officials and civilians, criminal investigation chief Francisco Uyami said in the statement.
They are accused of misusing funds intended to fund the repair and refurbishing of 28 police armoured vehicles, Mr Uyami added.