5 Individuals Discovered to Be Fake AFP Members in Quezon City Arrested for Extortion
Authorities arrested five (5) individuals who were discovered to be fake members of the Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) for extortion activities in Quezon City.
Five individuals who pretended to be high-ranking officials in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been arrested by the Philippine National Police – Crime Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG). According to the allegation, their strategy is to extort money from Quezon City recruits. The suspects’ demands range from P3,000 to P50,000 per victim, according to CIDG.
“Nagpapakilala sila na sila si colonel ganito, general ganito, ginaganoon nila sila by way of pananakot,” pahayag ni Police Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tuscano of CIDG.
According to Tucscano, the suspects’ method of operation began in 2014. He further claimed that the gang has gone by four different names and that they are reportedly part of a large network.
On the other side, the suspects have disputed the charges. Meanwhile, authorities in Davao City apprehended a construction worker who pretended to be a member of the AFP.
The man was riding his motorcycle while clad in military camouflage, according to the complaint. When officers stopped him to inspect his driver’s license, he didn’t have one. Instead, he is accused of impersonating a soldier and presenting a counterfeit AFP ID.
The officers who questioned him, however, discovered that the ID he was holding did not bear the AFP insignia. As a result, they were able to confirm that the suspect was not a military member but rather a construction worker.
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