2 Malolos cops, 2 pals nabbed for extortion
MANILA, Philippines — Two policemen and two of their accomplices were arrested for alleged robbery-extortion, the antiscalawag unit of the Philippine National Police said on Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Ronald Lee, director of the PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group, identified the suspects as Senior Master Sgt. Vic Godwin Lajom and Pat. Jay Mark Tuazon of the Malolos City Police Community Precinct (PCP) 5 and civilians Wendell Mendoza and Kenneth Villena.
Lee said the four were arrested on Monday inside the Malolos City PCP 5 following an entrapment operation.
“We have received several complaints regarding the involvement of the two policemen in a massive protection racket in their area where they demand money from tricycle drivers and traffic violators in exchange for the nullification of their traffic citation tickets,” Lee said.
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