PNP chief orders dismissal proceedings vs Kabacancops in extortion case

SPO2 Romulo Eugenio and SPO1 Ramon Vicente were arrested on January 22 in an entrapment operation in Kabacan.

The erring policemen received marked money from the mother of a drug suspect they arrested during the saturation drive in Kabacan in October last year.

Camba said the payment supposedly completed the P50,000 extorted of the duo in exchange for the suspect’s release and non-pursuance of a criminal case.

The North Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) is set to file administrative case for grave misconduct against SPO2 Eugenio and SPO1 Vicente. “It will be the PNP regional office that will decide where to file the charges,” Camba said.

Camba said charges of illegal possession of firearms and violation of anti-graft law have been filed against the two policemen. Camba did not say where the charges were filed.

Eugenio and Vicente have posted P100,000 bail bond each for their temporary liberty. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)