Two Police Officers were caught red-handed in an entrapment operation conducted by the joint-efforts from Counter-Intelligence Task Force and Manila Police District at the vicinity of Quirino Ave. corner Mother Ignacia St., Malate, Metro Manila on Sunday, February 12, 2017, around 4:00AM.
The two suspects were identified as SPO2 Rodito Maglayun y Paulino and PO3 Rowel Candelario y Miral that were both assigned in Police Station 9 of MPD.
The said entrapment operation was launched after the CITF received a complaint that Police officers are flagging down motorists and extorting money from midnight to dawn.
Paulino and Candelario were immediately brought to CITF Headquarters for further investigation. Later that day the suspects are brought to Manila Prosecutor’s Office for an inquest proceeding.
Meanwhile, Assistant City Prosecutor Reynaldo P Tomas Jr recommends the filing of information for the crime of Robbery Extortion against both accused subject to the approval of the Chief Inquest Prosecutor.
Both arrested suspects are under the custody of CITF pending resolution of their case. -EPJA