Arestado ang isang nagpapanggap na religious pastor nitong Pebrero 5 sa Calbayog City na nangingikil diumano ng pera sa police applicants kapalit ng madaliang pagpasok sa PNP.
Huli ng mga operatiba ng PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) sa isang entrapment operation sa Bay Park Hotel Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City bandang 4:45 p.m. si Paulo Mendoza, 36, ng Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur.
Inireklamo si Mendoza ng dalawang diumano’y biktima nitong sina Jhon Mico Amparado, 23, at Rodel Santelices, 25, parehong aplikante ng PNP sa Calbayog City.
Nagpakilala diumano si Mendoza sa dalawa na miyembro ng clergy. Humingi pa diumano ito ng karagdagang PhP20,000.00 dahil nasa lugar ng mismong araw na iyon ang PNP Chief.
“Apparently, the suspect used my official visit to Calbayog City to further con the victims,” ani Chief PNP Police General Debold M. Sinas.
Nagsasagawa pa ng follow-up investigation ang IMEG para makilala ang iba pang diumano’y kasamahan ni Mendoza na may suot na jacket na may Malacañang prints at sangkot sa robbery-extortion.
Paalala ni Chief PNP sa mga PNP recruits, “The recruitment system practically eliminates windows for ‘human intervention’ in all stages, from the documentation, general knowledge and aptitude test, medical examination, neuro-psychiatric screening, drug-testing, and agility test. All recruits are nameless and are recognized only as digital barcodes by an automated data-processing system. Besides, there is no need for police applicants to shell out any amount to be recruited into the PNP, because it is a form of public service.”
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