The Daily Manila Shimbun


5 cops allegedly involved in kidnapping, extortion of inmate’s girlfriend surrender  

May 27, 2017

Five of seven policemen allegedly involved in the kidnapping and extortion of an inmate’s girlfriend surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Friday evening. Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario, PNP deputy chief for administration, said the five cops were Police Officers 3 Michael Angelo Solomon and Luis Hizon Jr., PO2 Michael Huerto, PO1s Jovito Roque and Ricky Lamsen. They from the Malabon City police drug enforcement  team "These five surrenderees with two other at-large suspects-policemen were positively identified by the  kidnap victim," Apolinario said in press briefing. The suspects were in handcuffs and  civilian clothes when they were presented to reporters. Apolinario said the five surrendered at around 7 pm. They came from Palawan  province where they hid after news of their alleged illegal activities were revealed. Apolinario said the father of a suspects coordinated with the police for their surrender. "I believe he was the one who convinced them to surrender," said Apolinario. They are facing cases of kidnapping, robbery-extortion, carnapping and planting of evidence. At large are Senior Police Officer 2 Jerry Dela Torre of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and PO3 Bernandino Pacoma of the Civil Security Group. They  allegedly conspired with four operatives from the Malabon police drug enforcement team,who were captured early this week,  in kidnapping Norma Adrales on May 20 in Quezon City. She had just visited her boyfriend Raymond Bongabon, a drug convict at New Bilibid Prison. They  allegedly called the victim's family and asked for P5 million in ransom. They also contacted Bongabon and demanded P2 million ransom. The suspects did not know the victim's family sought help from Northern Police District (NPD) director Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo, who created a task force against them. DMS