17 suspects land in jail for selling, buying votes ahead of election day

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 05:36 PM May 11, 2019
17 suspects land in jail for selling, buying votes ahead of election day

NCRPO chief Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar shows the pieces of evidence recovered from the 17 suspects in vote buying and vote selling racket in Muntinlupa. Photo courtesy of NCRPO PIO

MANILA, Philippines — Seventeen suspects were arrested for alleged buying and selling of votes in Muntinlupa on Saturday morning.

In a police operation, six people were arrested for alleged vote-buying while 11 were accosted for selling votes inside Minerva Compound along National Road, Barangay Putatan.


Confiscated were P45,100 worth of cash. Specifically, the suspects yielded 17 envelopes containing P500 each, 122 envelopes containing P300 each.

Police also seized several lists of voters with address and precinct number, sample ballots and details of amount of cash distibution.


Arrested suspects were brought to the National Capital Region Police Office for proper disposition. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

READ: PNP: 24 arrested for vote-buying in Calabarzon, CAR

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