Corrupt Police Officer in Cagayan Arrested for Extortion
TUGUEGARAO CITY – A corrupt police officer in Peñablanca town, Cagayan province has been arrested for extortion.
The Peñablanca police intelligence unit member Staff Sergeant Arphie Bryan Ligutan Tuliao has been arrested after receiving marked money from illegal cockfight operators during an entrapment operation.
The cops arrest Tuliao after receiving the P6,000 marked money as the initial payment of the P40,000 grease money. The cash has been given in exchange for withdrawing the charges against those who were arrested due to illegal gambling.
The police authorities placed the suspect under restricted status and faces criminal and administrative charges because of his illegal activity. The culprit would also face grave misconduct and summary dismissal proceedings.
Regional police spokesperson Lt. Col. Andree Michelle Camhol-Abella said that they would not tolerate such behavior. The entrapment operation has been conducted after the authorities received complaints from the operators of cockfight.
“We are saddened by the misdemeanor of our erring colleague and we do not condone such act,” Abella said.
Brig. Gen. Crizaldo Nieves also ordered the quick investigation of the incident. Robbery case through extortion has been also filed against the scalawag cop.
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