Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga--- Police authorities arrested yesterday afternoon (Feb 1) alleged illegal recruiters who promised their victims fake jobs at San Miguel Corporation (SMC).

            Joint operatives of CIDG Bataan and Bataan Provincial Intelligence Branch conducted entrapment operation at MLhuillier branch in Brgy. Townsite, Limay, Bataan which resulted to the arrest of  Mark MONTAÑEZ y Balinang, leader of MONTAÑEZ criminal group and Dominador LUZANO y Perucho, both Bataan residents.

            MONTAÑEZ and LUZANO were caught after receiving dusted money worth Php2,800.00 from two victims through money transfer. The victims said they were promised with jobs as factory workers in SMC and were asked to pay Php2,800.00 for processing fee.

            Confiscated from the possession of the suspects were two (2) dusted 1000-peso bill, one (1) dusted 500-peso bill, three (3) 100-peso bill, MLhuillier payout receipt, Voter's ID and Provincial Health Card.

             According to CIDG, the operation stemmed from the request of San Miguel Corporation Head Office to conduct entrapment operations against fake SMC employees who have been using the name of the company to collect money in exchange of their victims’ application.

              Charges for illegal recruitment and Estafa are being readied against the suspects for filing in court.