HPG cop nabbed for alleged extortion inside headquarters

Published May 25, 2021, 11:16 AM

by Philippine News Agency

BUTUAN CITY – A police officer assigned at the Highway Patrol Group Team (HPGT) in Agusan del Norte was arrested in an entrapment operation Monday morning, May 24 inside the HPG headquarters in Cabadbaran City.

Brig. Gen. Romeo M. Caramat Jr., director of Police Regional Office in Caraga Region (PRO-13), identified the arrested cop as PSSg. Ronelo G. Tering-Tering, a resident of Panabo City, Davao del Norte.

“The operation stemmed from the complaint of a businesswoman who disclosed that the aforesaid personnel demanded P20,000 in exchange for the release of her impounded mini-dump truck. After negotiation, the amount was lowered to P5,000.00,” Caramat said in a statement Monday.

Caramat said the suspect was caught red-handed receiving the P2,000 marked money from an agent inside the HPGT office.

The suspect is now temporarily placed under the custody of Cabadbaran City Police Station for documentation and the filing of appropriate criminal charges.

Tering-Tering was arrested by the joint operatives of Monitoring Enforcement Group (IMEG) Mindanao Field Unit (MFU) of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Cabadbaran City Police Station, and the 2nd Agusan del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company.