Elements of Zamboanga City Police Station 10 (Labuan) apprehended Joel Sali Toribio, 36, and Esterlita Sagosio Salcedo, 36, both residents of Barangay Aguada, Isabela City, Basilan for violation of Article 177, Article 179 and extortion on May 23, 2016 at about 12:10 PM.
Investigation disclosed that the suspects went to Danggo Revillas in Barangay Patalon, Zamboanga City and falsely represented themselves as members of the PNP assigned at Recom 9 allegedly in charge of the permit/license for quarrying and demanded money and a sack of rice every end of the month. Furthermore, the duo also went to a manager of a gas station in Barangay Labuan, Zamboanga City and same demands were asked by the duo, however, the owner was not around so the pair immediately left. The gas station manager then called the police for assistance which led to the arrest of the two. Suspect Joel Toribio is temporarily detained at ZCPS 10 (Labuan) while Esterlita Salcedo is held at ZCPS9 (Ayala) for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Bernard Tan, RPIO9