2 cops nabbed for extortion

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    TWO policemen allegedly involved in extortion activities were arrested in an entrapment operation Monday night in Agusan del Sur by operatives of the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG).

    The two, both assigned with the PNP Highway Patrol Group-Agusan del Sur, were identified as Staff Sgt. Eddie Manguilimotan, 54, of Tagum City in Davao del Norte, and Cpl. Ralfe Meraflor, 33, of Prosperidad town in Agusan del Sur.

    IMEG chief Col. Ronald Oliver Lee said the two were nabbed at around 9:30 p.m. in Purok 1, Barangay Patin-ay in Prosperidad town during the entrapment operation.

    Lee said the two policemen have been the subject of complaints from drivers of delivery trucks and vans “who claimed that they were being forced to shell out money by the two each time they pass in their areas.”