WATCH: Operatives bust MPD cops for extortion

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 04:56 PM July 19, 2018

Counter-intelligence operatives collared early Thursday members of Manila Police District (MPD) District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) for extorting money from supposed human traffickers they had arrested.


A video released by the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) shows its operatives conducting an operation at the DSOU office in MPD headquarters at UN Avenue in Manila around 12:30 am.

The CITF arrested Police Officer (PO) 1 Erdie Bautista and PO1 MJ Cerilla during the operation.


Four other suspects—PO3 Michael Chavez, PO3 Dindo Encina, PO1 Arcadio Orbis, and PO1 Martinico Mario—are still on the loose as of posting.

The policemen-suspects arrested eight individuals ‪on Wednesday night for alleged human trafficking but later on asked them to pay P100,000 for their release.

The two parties haggled and the amount was then reduced to P50,000. At this point, the CITF had prepared an entrapment operation based on the complaint of the relative of one of the arrested men.

During the operation, the CITF rescued the illegally detained individuals.

It turned out that their arrest had no official blotter entry and no spot report was submitted to the MPD’s tactical operations center.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar has immediately ordered the relief of the suspects.

They are facing extortion charges. /je


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: CITF, Counter-intelligence operatives, extortion, Human trafficking, Manila Police District, MPD, special operations
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Winning runner prefers napkin-padded ‘Nike’

December 15, 2019 05:15 AM


Faces of the News: Bono

December 15, 2019 05:10 AM


Faces of the News: Roger Casogay

December 15, 2019 05:05 AM

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.