Ma­bal­a­cat po­lice chief sacked over ex­tor­tion

Tempo - - News - By FRANCO G. REGALA

CAMP OLI­VAS, Pam­panga – The Ma­bal­a­cat City po­lice chief was re­lieved after two of his men were in­dicted in a rob­bery ex­tor­tion at­tempt.

Chief Supt. Amador V. Cor­pus, Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice 3 (PRO3) di­rec­tor, said on Fri­day, the re­lief of Supt. Al Cabau­atan was sim­ply “a mat­ter of stan­dard pro­ce­dure” pend­ing on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Earlier, op­er­a­tives of the Pam­panga Pro­vin­cial Po­lice Of­fice’s Pub­lic Safety Com­pany ar­rested Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 1 Jessie Man­cilla Lopez in an en­trap­ment op­er­a­tion in Barangay San Ni­co­las 1, Ma­galang, Pam­panga, based on the com­plaint lodged by one Maricar Can­la­pan.

Can­la­pan re­ported to author­i­ties that Lopez and Se­nior In­spec­tor Philipp Pelle were de­mand­ing ₱30,000 from her as set­tle­ment for the on­go­ing il­le­gal drug case filed against her hus­band, Roel Can­la­pan.

Po­lice re­cov­ered from Lopez the marked money he re­ceived from the Can­la­pans, his .45cal­iber Nor­inco ser­vice firearm loaded with 11 live bul­lets, and two mo­bile phones.

Pelle was not around dur­ing the op­er­a­tion. On Thurs­day, the sus­pects were for­mally charged be­fore the Pam­panga Pro­vin­cial Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice in the City of San Fer­nando, Pam­panga.

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