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Ex-soldier, village councilor nabbed for ‘extortion’ in Isabela town

/ 02:04 PM May 27, 2021
 Ex-soldier, village councilor nabbed for 'extortion' in Isabela town

Police arrest a former soldier and a village councilor, who were accused of extorting money from a woman involved in a land dispute in Roxas town, Isabela province. Photo courtesy of PNP-Roxas, Isabela

ROXAS, Isabela –– Police in San Manuel town in this province arrested a former Army soldier and a village councilor for alleged extortion during an entrapment operation Tuesday, May 25.

Major Rassel Tuliao, Roxas police chief, identified the former soldier as Jefferson Balurin, 32, of Barangay San Francisco, and the village official as Daniel Garcia, 49, of Barangay Villanueva, both in San Manuel.

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The two suspects allegedly demanded P30,000 cash from their victim, who was involved in a land dispute.

When Balurin and Garcia received the P30,000, they were immediately arrested and detained at the Roxas police station. Villamor Visaya Jr. 

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