Two Nabbed for Extortion

LAOAG CITY (September 22) – Two persons involved in extortion activities were arrested by combined police units of PNP Piddig and PNP Batac City in a entrapment operation last September 21.

The two were arrested when they allegedly extorted money from Barangay chairwoman Amparo Rasalan of Barangay Tangaoan, Piddig, Ilocos Norte . Earlier, she asked police assistance when she received a letter from the suspects demanding 100,000 pesos cash and if she refuses, they would kill her.

The arrested suspects later revealed to police that they have been asked by somebody to look for hired-killers to do the ‘job’.

Rasalan surmised this incident was politically-motivated since the election fever for Barangay officials is just around the corner.