Zambo cop nabbed for robbery-extortion

August 22, 2021 Zaida I. Delos Reyes 439 views

ELEMENTS of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) arrested a cop for alleged involvement in robbery-extortion activities in Zamboanga City.

PNP-IMEG Director Police Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo identified the suspect as Police Cpl. Alexis Garcia, member of Statin Drug Enforcement Team, Police Station 11 of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO).

Garcia was arrested at around 3:10 p.m. on August 21 due to numerous complaints against him.

The suspect was arrested in a sting operation on Mayor Climaco Avenue, Zamboanga City conducted by the joint elements of Team 4 of IMEG MFU, CIDG 9, RMFB 9, RIU9 and RID, PRO9 in coordination with the Zamboanga City Police Office.

The operation stemmed from the walk-in complainant’s claim that the suspect had demanded P120, 000 in exchange for not implementing the transfer of the complainant’s sister — who was earlier arrested for a drug offense — from the PS11 ZCPO detention cell to the city jail.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession were P1,000 marked money, boodle money with white envelope, aHuawei cell phone, Glock 17 pistol, two magazines, 22 live ammunition, a PNP ID, driver’s license, firearms card and a black sling bag.

The suspect was brought to the CIDG RFU9 at Zamboanga City for documentation and for the filing of appropriate criminal and administrative charges. By ZAIDA DELOS REYES & ALFRED DALIZON