Traffic Enforcer Jailed for Demanding Money from a Driver Tarlac City

Traffic Enforcer Caught Demanding Money in Tarlac City Arrested

Police authorities arrested a traffic enforcer for allegedly demanding money from a driver in Tarlac City.

In an entrapment operation in Barangay San Jose, a member of Tarlac City’s Traffic Management Group (TMG) was apprehended. According to the allegation, the purported traffic enforcer demanded money from a driver.

Traffic Enforcer Demanding Money

Carlos Gatdula, 46, a resident of Shangrila Subdivision, Brgy San Jose, Tarlac City, was detained. According to a driver complaint, Gatdula confiscated his driver’s license reportedly for driving an unregistered vehicle but did not issue a traffic citation ticket.

The complainant stated that he went to the suspect’s house to obtain the TCT, but Gatdula demanded P2000. As a result, the victim drove proceeded to the police station to report the extortion.

Responding to the report, Tarlac City Police Station officials swiftly set up an entrapment operation at the suspect’s residence, resulting in his arrest. The suspect is now being held in Tarlac Municipal police custody while a robbery (extortion) case is being prepared for filing in the city Prosecutor’s Office.

A 27-year-old traffic enforcer was recently arrested in Quezon City for allegedly extorting money from a Dutch man. A Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (QC-DPOS) traffic enforcer allegedly flagged down a Dutchman riding a Honda motorcycle.

According to police, the Dutch were caught for allegedly disobeying a “no entry-one way” sign. The complainant claimed he requested P2,000 in exchange for not being issued a traffic violation receipt (TVR).

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