Security guard lands in jail for extorting money from Chinese national
MANILA, Philippines — A security guard of a condominium was arrested on Thursday for allegedly extorting money from a Chinese national in Makati City.
Police Major Gideon Ines, Assistant Makati Police chief, said the suspect Gilbert Suarez, 49, was arrested after receiving P100,000 marked money in an entrapment operation in front of a fastfood restaurant on Makati Avenue corner JP Rizal Street, Makati City.
According to the complaint, Suarez threatened to file a case for violation of Cyber Access Device Act against victim Jinhua Xie, 29, if the latter fails to pay P300,000.
Suarez also threatened to report to the Bureau of Immigration about Jinhua’s alleged illegal stay in the Philippines.
But, Ines confirmed to INQUIRER.net in a text message that Jinhua has a working visa and is living legally in the Philippines.
Ines added that the security officer also extorted money worth P2,000 to P3,000 from the Chinese national for smoking near the condominium.
“Lagi niya kinokotongan [pag] naninigarilyo yung Chinese… para di kasuhan ang Chinese,” he said.
The suspect was brought to Makati police station for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges.
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