2 Pasay cops arrested for extorting money at illegal terminal
Counter-intelligence operatives have arrested in an entrapment operation two policemen extorting money from public utility vehicles (PUV) at an illegal terminal in Malibay, Pasay City, the police said Wednesday.
In a spot report, members of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) arrested on Tuesday around 4:15 p.m. Police Officer (PO) 2 Jerry Adjani Jubail and PO1 Michael Mindevil Domalanta of the Malibay Police Community Precinct (PCP).
The CITF said that the policemen would collect P300 to P500 from each bus or van driver in exchange for allowing them to pick-up passengers at the illegal terminal along M. Dela Cruz Street.
Authorities arrested Jubail and Domalanta after receiving marked money from a complainant discreetly accompanied by the anti-scalawag police operatives.
The suspects are now under the custody of the CITF headquarters at Camp Crame and are facing extortion charges.
CITF chief Sr. Supt. Chiquito Malayo said that a complainant reported Jubail and Domalanta’s illegal activities to the task force last March.
“If you remember March something to April meron tayong info na natanggap so we tried to validate. Now nung magkaroon ng announcement tumigil hanggang sa nakatanggap ulit kami ng text I think March na bumalik na naman extortion nila sa illegal terminal,” Malayo said in a chance interview.
(We received information sometime last March to April so we tried to validate. Now, when it was announced that it was stopped, we again received information, I think in March, that they resumed extorting again in the illegal terminal.)
He said that instead of apprehending violating drivers, the policemen collected money from them through a collector.
Malayo said that the policemen’s immediate supervisor would be relieved from his position. /je
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