Makati PCP Deputy Commander Arrested for Alleged Extortion

A high-ranking Makati Police Community Precinct (PCP) commander was arrested by members of the Philippine National Police-Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) for allegedly extorting money from "habal-habal" drivers.

The suspect was identified as Senior Police Officer 4 Danilo Paghubasan, deputy commander of the Makati Police Community Precinct (PCP) 9.

SPO4 Paghubasan was arrested after receiving PHP15,000 marked money in an entrapment operation in Barangay Ususan, Taguig City around 6:45 A.M.

The PNP-CITF stated that the operation stemmed from the complaint of "habal-habal" drivers who said Paghubasan is asking for a PHP15,000 "membership fee" wherein those who cannot pay will not be allowed to pick up passengers at their illegal terminal along C5 in Taguig.

Through a surveillance operation, Paghubasan was also found to have been collecting PHP150 per day from 40 habal-habal drivers in the area.

He threatened those who will not pay that they will be apprehended by his police cohorts from the Taguig PCP 8.

CITF commander Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr. told reporters that "It has also been observed during surveillance by PNP IG & CITF that the arrested subject is seemingly not reporting/performing his official duties as personnel of PCP 9, Makati City (Police Station) because he was frequently seen in plain clothes at the habal-habal terminal of said place." Senior Supt. Caramat stated.

Source: PNA

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