A policewoman was arrested by her colleagues after she allegedly tried to extort money and expensive valuables from a recruiter who had previously been nabbed for estafa right inside Camp Crame Friday.
The Counter Intelligence Task Force and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group identified the arrested female cop as SPO1 May Ann Malcontento, assigned at the CIDG.
Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, CIDG director, said Malcontento was arrested during an entrapment operations in the act of receiving a Louis Vuitton bag worth P34, 000, wristwatch worth P2,999.00 and P50,000.00 (P48,000 boodle money and P2,000 marked money).
Corpus said the entrapment stemmed from the filing of complaints by Sonia Gaba of 1838 M. Eusebio Ave. Employees Village, Pasig City who accused the suspect of demanding cash and jewelry to shield her from entrapment operations by the CIDG.
Gaba was formerly arrested and charged with illegal recruitment and estafa by CIDG-Anti Transnational Unit. However, the illegal recruitment case was dismissed in court.
Malcontento is now under the custody of the CITF and charges are being readied against her.
The arrest of Malcontento followed the relentless campaign initiated by PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to cleanse the police ranks of rogue elements.
At least 6,401 erring PNP personnel were meted administrative penalties for various offenses ranging from involvement in criminal activity, grave misconduct, serious neglect of duty, involvement in criminal cases, serious irregularity, malversation, dishonesty, and graft and corruption.
Of the figures, 3,589 personnel were suspended; 362 demoted in rank; 403; reprimanded; 147, salary forfeiture; 43, withheld privilege and 29, restricted to quarters.
Apart from those penalized for administrative offenses, 498 more personnel were investigated for drug-related cases including 266 who tested positive for drug use and 232 for involvement in drug activity, the PNP said.