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Fake NPA member nabbed over extortion try in Nueva Vizcaya

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 01:28 PM March 24, 2021

SANTIAGO CITY –– A 39-year-old fake New People’s Army member was arrested in an entrapment operation after trying to extort P60,000 from a businesswoman in Solano town, Nueva Vizcaya province on Monday, March 22, the police said.

The suspect was identified as Romuel Salmos, 39, of Barangay Bonfal Proper in Bayombong town.

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His victim sought the help of local police after he reportedly demanded the amount as a revolutionary tax.

Salmos also allegedly asked the victim to check-in at a hotel, investigators said.

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Salmos yielded 60 pieces of the P1,000-boodle money and 15 sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth).

Salmos awaits charges of violating the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and robbery through extortion.

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