Traffic enforcer arrested in Quezon City for alleged extortion
MANILA, Philippines — A traffic enforcer has been arrested in Quezon City for alleged robbery-extortion, the police said Tuesday.
In a report, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said Ronnie Santos, 27, was collared along Quirino Highway corner Gen. Luis Street in Novaliches on Monday following a report authorities received from a certain Marek Moens.
As reported by the QCPD, Santos stopped Moens and his girlfriend for allegedly breaking the “no entry-one way” sign while riding a motorcycle.
“[Santos] demanded P2,000 from victim Moens equivalent to the fine of their traffic violation, which was immediately given by victim Moens,” it added.
Afterwards, Santos allegedly let Moens go without issuing him a traffic ticket receipt, as reported by the QCPD.
Police said that upon Santos’ arrest, authorities seized from him the money Moens had paid him.
Santos is currently under the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the QCPD.