New witness says he got drugs from Kian

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The Caloocan City police presented Sunday a man who claims he got drugs from Kian Delos Santos.

This story was updated on August 22 to clarify details of the story.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) — The Caloocan police presented to the media on Sunday a witness against Kian Delos Santos, the 17-year-old killed in a drug operation.  

Delos Santos was one of the dozens killed in an anti-drug sweep in Metro Manila, in what is to be the deadliest week in the government's war on drugs.

The witness, alias "Nono," spoke before the media with his face covered. He claimed Delos Santos was a drug runner who delivered shabu to him every day for over three months.

"Ang contact ko po si 'Neneng.' Si 'Neneng' naman nag-uutos kay Kian na mag abot sa akin ng drugs," he said.

[Translation: Neneng is my contact. Neneng would tell Kian to give me drugs."]

"Nono" said from the main supplier whom he identified only as "Neneng," the shabu was delivered by Delos Santos, another runner he identified as "Jeselyn," and an unidentified person.

"Nono" said "Neneng" was from Libis in Caloocan. He would be given two sachets of drugs once or twice a day - depending on how often he would be called. The drugs cost ₱17,000.

"Nono" is sure Delos Santos was one of the runners. When asked if he could be wrong, he said: "Hindi po, kasi po malayo pa lang po ako, si Kian palapit na agad eh. I-aabot na kaagad ng ganyan."

[Translation:No, because Kian would approach me even when I was still far away. He would had it over to me.]

The Caloocan City police arrested "Nono" in a police operation on Aug. 17, a day after Delos Santos was killed in a separate police operation.

"Nono" is temporarily detained at the custodial facility of Caloocan City police pending his transfer to the city jail.

The police said they are also pursuing "Neneng" and the two other runners.

Caloocan City Police Chief Chito Bersaluna, who was relieved from his post after Delos Santos' death, said "Nono" volunteered the information on Kian.

Before presenting "Nono" past midnight on Sunday, the police also presented two drug suspects - a father and his 17-year-old son.

When asked why the police introduced them to the media at the height of the public outrage against Delos Santos' killing, Bersaluna said the police owed the public the information.

"Talagang observation din natin na pabata nang pabata ang ginagamit ng mga drug suspect, for one alam nila na may ano sa kaso, na hindi pwede kasuhan agad kasi nandun yung batas natin. So tine-turn over lang sa DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development)," he said.

[Translation: The children being used by drug suspects keep getting younger and younger because they know cases cannot be filed against them because of the law. So, they're turned over to the DSWD.]

On Saturday night, National Capital Region Police Chief Oscar Albayalde announced Bersaluna had been relieved of his post.

READ: Albayalde relieves Caloocan City police chief

Bersaluna said he did not take offense.

"Wine-welcome natin yun dahil tayo'y sumusunod sa pamunuan ng PNP (Philippine National Police) dahil I believe na merong wisdom sa relief order sa akin. Secondly, it will...pave the way sa investigation para madispel natin ang mga speculation na merong white wash or whatsoever," he said.

[Translation:I welcome that because I follow the leadership of the PNP and I believe that there is wisdom in the relief order against me. Secondly, it will pave the way for the investigation so all speculations about a whitewash can be dispelled.]

Delos Santos' family had earlier denied all allegations on his drug links. To them, he's an innocent boy who deserves justice for his brutal killing.

CNN Philippines Chad de Guzman and Pia Garcia contributed to this report.