CIDG nabs 3 alleged fraudsters in Pampanga
MANILA, Philippines — Three suspects in a fraudulent scheme that allegedly siphoned at least P10 million from a victim was arrested in Angeles City, Pampanga on Tuesday night.
Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) named the suspects as Wahab Sakaluran, Danilo Danao, and Myleen Ramirez.
CIDG regional chief, Col. Christopher Abrahano reported that the suspects presented themselves as employees of LSE Oil Marketing in Zambales and fooled the victim to pay P10 million to purchase oil. The suspects, however, did not deliver the product to the complainant.
The complainant verified records of the oil firm but found out that the company’s permit was expired.
The suspects asked another P2 million from the victim, but the victim sought assistance from CIDG who then hatched an entrapment operation.
The sting was held at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a restaurant in Barangay Anunas.
Agents seized from the suspects the P2-million boodle money, P5,000-marked money, five cellphones, identification cards, and a sports utility vehicle.
The arrested suspects were subsequently brought to CIDG as they await the filing of syndicated estafa charges against them. (Editor: Katherine G. Adraneda)
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