Isabela cop held for extortion

Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — A police officer was arrested for alleged extortion in Santiago City, Isabela on Thursday.

M/Sgt. Arthur Salvador, 47, of the Echague police was collared in the parking lot of a mall after allegedly receiving money from Nimfa Remigio in exchange for the dropping of the estafa charges filed against her.

Remigio claimed Salvador demanaded P1.2 million.

Personnel of the Cagayan Valley Integrity Monitoring Enforcement Team, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group office in Santiago and local police conducted the operation.

“We will be relentless in cleansing our ranks. Scalawags have no place in the organization, ” Isabela police director Col. James Cipriano said.

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