MANILA Authorities nabbed three policemen and their cohort for alleged extortion activities in Valenzuela City Tuesday night.
Operatives of the Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) and Philippine National Police-Intelligence Group (PNP-IG), in coordination with the Valenzuela City police, arrested SPO4 Sera?n Adante; P01 Ryan Paul Antimaro; P01 Rey Harvey Florano; and Amado Baldon Jr. in an entrapment operation along Mindanao Ave. in Barangay Ugong at about 9:15 p.m.
The operation stemmed from reports that said police personnel were involved in extorting PHP200 to PHP500 from junk shop owners in the community on a daily basis.
Recovered from the operation were marked money worth PHP200 and several other bills in different denominations.
The suspects and the recovered marked money and other bills were taken to the CITF in Camp Crame, Quezon City for documentation and filing of appropriate cases.
The National Capital Region Police Office, quoting Northern Police District's Chief Supt. Gregorio N. Lim, said "personnel of the Police Community Precinct No. 8 of the Valenzuela City Police Station, including the PCP commander, will be relieved and will be subjected (to) investigation. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency