NCRPO Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauds the immediate response of the operatives of Southern Police District,
Pasay City Police Station which led to the arrest of two MMDA officers along Sales Bridge, Brgy Fort Bonifacio, Zone 1 Gate 3 Taguig City on June 19, 2020 at around 5:00PM.
The operation stemmed from a complaint of Mr. Ronnie Baya and Jenrick Manalo both of legal age and working as driver and helper.
Initial investigation disclosed that the complainants were on board white Toyota Commuter Hi-Ace with conduction sticker P5Y711 when the suspects flagged them down at around 11AM today at Nichols Interchange due to broken rear window and dirty plate.
Instead of issuing a citation ticket for their violation, the suspects impounded their vehicle and told them to pay Php 10,000 for the release of the vehicle.
Further, they were told that if the 10k will not be given or delivered before 3pm that day, they will be bound to pay additional 10k as penalty.
Out of fear, the two purported to agree but instead requested for assistance from their boss who called his police officer friend assigned in Navotas City Police Station.
The police officer then coordinated with the Pasay City Police prompting the joint personnel of SDMS and SPD DMFB to conduct an entrapment operation using 10k worth of marked money which led to the arrest of MMDA Traffic Enforcers identified as follows:
Suspect for Robbery Extortion – Mark Bryan Paracueles y Erestain, 28yo, single, TE 3 of MMDA, residing at Lot17, Block 4, Phase 4, Southville 3 Poblacion Muntinlupa City (Arrested)
Suspect for PD1829 – Engelbert E. Alagad y Enejo, 28yo, single, TE3 MMDA, residing at Garden Homes Abelardo BF home Paranaque City (Arrested)
They were taken into custody of Pasay City Police Station and will be facing charges for robbery extortion and obstruction of justice under PD 1829.
“I commend the personnel of SPD-Pasay City Police Station for a successful entrapment operation. Team NCRPO will not cease its police operations in making the Metro safe and secure despite this global pandemic,” PMGEN SINAS said.