The entrapment operation headed by Wiljur Urmaza, vice chairman of Task Force Marshall together with operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation and office of the Ombudsman finally captured Jonnel Agapor, Manolito Dimaano, Victor Delos Santos, and Ronnie Albis , all residents of Libmanan, Camarines Sur.
Found under the suspects’ belongings were four professional driver’s license, logbook, a plate card bearing the initials XEB 905, identification card of LTO deputized agent, white envelope which contains P2,500 believed to be part of the day’s collection and the P50 marked money used by the operatives during the operation.
The suspects upon questioning denied any involvement in the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and even denied that they were extorting from truck drivers plying the route of the Maharlika highway. Yet earlier video recording revealed otherwise.
The suspects were caught red handed while accepting the marked money from the task force operative member who posed as one of the truck’s helpers at the LTO checkpoint area at Barangay Mabolo, Naga City.
The suspects are now facing robbery and extortion cases and usurpation of authority which will soon be filed by the task force once they complete the inquest proceedings. (Lizel S. Macatangay)