CAMP OLIVAS, CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA- Police Regional Office 3 Regional Director PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS announced that a case for Violation of Article 293 of the Revised Penal Code (Robbery Extortion) will be filed before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor City of San Fernando, Pampanga against SPO1 Jessie LOPEZ y Mancilla, member of Magalang Municipal Police Station following his arrest during an entrapmn operation conducted by operatives of Pampanga Police Provincial Office and personnel of Provincial Public Safety Company in Brgy San Nicolas 1, Magalang, Pampanga, last night (September 12).

 The entrapment operation was launched after the complainant identified as Mrs. Maricar Tapnio CANLAPAN, 38 years old, married and a resident of Brgy. San Nicolas II, Magalang, Pampanga reported to operating team that PSI PHILIPP A PELLE and SPO1 Jessie M Lopez, both assigned at Magalang Police Station demanded money amounting to Php 30,000.00 as settlement for the Illegal Drug Case filed against her husband, Roel CANLAPAN y Guinto.

Seized from the possession of SPO1 Lopez are the following: Php 30,000.00 marked money, two (2) units of cellular phone and the service firearm of SPO1 Lopez described as NORINCO Cal. 45 bearing serial number BA03791 with magazine and eleven (11) pieces of ammunition.

Meanwhile, PSI PELLE who was nowhere to be found during the police operation will also be charged with Robbery Extortion.

PCSUPT CORPUS immediately ordered the relief of Magalang Chief of Police, PSUPT AL CABAUATAN as a matter of standard operating procedure of the PNP on the relief and reassignment of unit commanders while an in-depth probe is being conducted by PRO3.

“This move of filing charges, disciplining and dismissing erring police personnel shows efforts of the PNP in removing bad eggs in the police force, and that the rule of law does not distinguish rank, position or popularity whether victim or respondent in the PNP organization. This is a clear manifestation of our keen determination to remove misfits among the ranks of our organization”, PCSUPT CORPUS further remarked.