PNP relieves 'kotong cop' tagged by Duterte

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Posted at Nov 03 2016 10:48 AM

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has relieved a Makati policeman whom President Duterte accused of extorting money from a Singaporean national, a police official confirmed Thursday.

Although the President did not name the allegedly corrupt policeman, the PNP headquarters has released an order for the transfer of Chief Inspector Sherwin Cuntapay, chief of the Makati police intelligence division, to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindananao (ARMM).

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Oscar Albayalde said the PNP is also investigating a complaint coursed through a journalist accusing Cuntapay of demanding P750,000 from a Singaporean businessman in exchange for dropping an investigation on the foreigner's alleged drug ties.

Investigators are also verifying claims that the bribe money was coursed through a retired official from the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

The Singaporean has yet to file criminal charges against Cuntapay who will be dismissed from service if his alleged wrongdoing is proven, Albayalde added.

DZMM TeleRadyo, 3 November 2016