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2 arrested for bribe try on policeman in Valenzuela

/ 09:43 AM March 04, 2019
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MANILA, Philippines — Two were arrested in Valenzuela City for allegedly trying to bribe a policeman with P500 after he flagged down their motorcycle in a police checkpoint.

Police identified the suspects as Gilbert Lara, 26, and Rain Mesina, 23, whose motorcycle was flagged down at a checkpoint on Sunday.

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According to a report from the Northern Police District on Monday, Patrolman Reinald Romulo Limosnero noticed that backrider Mesina was not wearing a safety helmet, prompting the policeman to apprehend them.

Police said the duo then tried to bribe Limosnero with P500 for them not to be issued a violation receipt. Limosnero did not accept the bribe but continued to inform the suspects of their offense, but the two still allegedly tried to resist arrest.

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The motorcycle of the suspects was impounded at Valenzuela City Action Center, according to police.

Cases of corruption of public officials, resistance and disobedience to an agent or a person in authority, and alarm and scandal will be filed against Lara and Mesina before the Valenzuela City Prosecutor’s Office. /cbb

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