Cop nabbed for extortion in Marikina

Posted at Sep 17 2012 10:19 AM | Updated as of Sep 17 2012 06:19 PM

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A policeman was arrested for attempting to extort money from a customer inside a bar in Marikina Sunday evening.

The suspect, identified as PO3 Edgar Mejia, allegedly tried to extort money from bar customer Don Ancheta.

Ancheta said Mejia may have heard that he had money with him. He said the policeman threatened to implicate him in an illegal drugs case.

The victim tried to fight back, resulting in a brawl between his group and the suspect's group. The scene was caught by the bar's closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera.

The suspect and his companions were eventually arrested.

Umagang Kay Ganda, September 17, 2012