Suspended cop abducted in Manila

Published February 25, 2021, 3:10 PM

by Minka Klaudia Tiangco

A suspended police officer was reportedly abducted by five unidentified men in Sta. Mesa, Manila on Feb. 24, Wednesday.

(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police identified the victim as Pat. Real L. Tesoro, 41, assigned to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Section of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Investigation showed that Tesoro was riding a motorcycle with his live-in partner along V. Mapa Extension at around 10:05 a.m. when two sports utility vehicles (SUV) blocked their path. Five armed men alighted from the vehicles and forced the police officer into one of the SUVs and fled.

The policeman’s live-in partner was left behind in the motorcycle.

Tesoro is the second police officer to be abducted in Manila in the past two weeks.

Police have yet to locate Cpl. Allan Hilario who was abducted by around 10 armed men in Binondo, Manila on Feb. 18.

In an interview over DZBB, Manila Police District Director Brig. Gen.Leo Francisco said a special investigation task group was formed to probe the abductions.

 
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