PNP tracks associates of nabbed Indonesian terrorist

admin   •   March 26, 2018   •   5468

Mugshot photo of Indonesian terrorist Mushalah Somiba alias Abu Omar

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) believes Indonesian terrorist Omar was not alone in traveling to the Philippines. This is why the police continue to search for his other colleagues.

Omar was arrested by the Police Regional Office Region (PRO) XII in Palimbang Sultan Kudarat last March 10.

He is now under the custody of the Bureau of Immigration in Mindanao.

PRO 12 Director PCSupt. Marcelo Morales said they are now leaving it up to the immigration bureau the fate of alleged suicide bomber Mushalah Somiba alias Abu Omar.

“Yung naarestong terorista ay itinurn over namin sa Bureau of Immigration for violation of immigration law,” said the regional director.

(We already turned over to the Bureau of Immigration the arrested terrorist for violating immigration law.)

Local authorities were able to arrest Omar with the help of intelligence information given by Indonesian authorities.

Police said the suspect even attempted to trigger the explosion of the bomb attached to his body during the arrest.

He was previously detained in Indonesia but was able to go free.

The PNP suspects the alleged suicide bomber had plans to commit a crime in the Philippines.

He was supposed to meet with an active member of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF).

“Convicted na terorista sya sa Indonesia. Nag-serve siya ng one and a half years sa prison for crimes of terrorism sa Indonesia,” said Morales.

(He is a convicted terrorist in Indonesia. He served one a half years in prison for crimes of terrorism in Indonesia.)

Authorities confiscated from Omar an ATM card and more than 250,000 rupiah bills. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

Cops infected with COVID-19 now over 1,000 – PNP

Robie de Guzman   •   July 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The number of police officers who have tested positive for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has climbed to 1,006, figures from the Philippine National Police (PNP) showed.

The PNP Health Service said 25 additional infections have been reported but there were no new deaths so the total fatalities remains at nine.

A total of 455 cops have recovered from the viral respiratory disease.

The PNP Health Service said it is also monitoring 651 probable cases and 1,252 suspected cases of COVID-19.

The Philippines has so far recorded a total of 51,745 COVID-19 infections, with 12,813 recovered patients and 1,314 fatalities. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

50 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal POGO operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 7, 2020

Fifty Chinese nationals were arrested by the Makati City Police on Monday (July 6) for working in an illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) firm.

The Makati City Police conducted an operation in Barangay Pio del Pilar after receiving complaints from residents about an illegal gambling operation.

NCRPO director Police MGen. Debold Sinas said various electronic devices including laptop computers, cellphones, and wifi routers were seized in the operation.

The arrested Chinese nationals will face various charges, such as violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, violation of RA 10176, and violation of article 515 in relation to RA 11332, as well as the city’s general community quarantine guidelines. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Two cops arrested for extorting money from tricycle drivers in Bulacan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 7, 2020

The Philippine National Police-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) on Monday (July 6) arrested two policemen for extorting money from tricycle drivers in Bulacan.

PNP-IMEG Spokesperson PCapt. Mae Ann Cunanan said the agency has been receiving numerous reports since 2019 against two policemen and two civilians extorting from motorists.

Based on reports, the cops would demand payment from motorists in exchange for redeeming their licenses instead of only issuing a citation ticket.

“Kapag hinuhuli nila iyong mga traffic violators, mga tricycle drivers ay hindi nila ini-issue ang ticket. Instead, kinukuha nila iyong pera kapalit nito iyong pagtanggal na sa kanilang violation, (When they apprehend traffic violators and tricycle drivers, they will not issue a ticket. They would take money instead in exchange for removing the violation),” she said.

Cunanan identified the two policemen as PSMgt. Vic Godwin and Pat. Jay Mark Tuazon who are assigned in Malolos City Police Community Precinct 5. The two civilians who served as their middlemen were identified as Wendell Mendoza and Kenneth Villena.

The suspects will be charged with robbery extortion while the two policemen will have additional administrative cases and grave misconduct. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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