2 Angeles City cops nabbed for framing, extorting P1M from Korean
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Philippines–Two policemen, who allegedly framed a Korean businessman in Angeles City and demanded from him P1 million, were arrested by personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and Central Luzon regional policemen in an entrapment operation on Tuesday night, an official said.
The erring policemen charged their victim with human trafficking after the latter paid a “bar fine” to be able to take out a sex worker from a night club on Fields Avenue, said Chief Supt. Ronald Santos, officer in charge of the regional police office, in a telephone interview.
The CIDG has yet to release the names of the policemen and the Korean businessman.
“Instead of taking the Korean to jail, the policemen took him to a safe house. They demanded P1 million but the Korean managed to give only P200,000,” Santos said.
He said improved coordination with the Korean community in Angeles City helped free the victim and arrest the suspects as they tried to collect the balance of P800,000.
The policemen are in the custody of the CIDG, as of this posting.
“We are weeding out police scalawags victimizing foreigners [in Angeles City],” Santos said, referring to a campaign that began in December 2014.
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