Extort racket at evacuation center busted: 2 arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 April 2014 14:05

A man and his female companion were arrested inside the Enriquez Sports Complex Evacuation Center last Friday after they were caught illegally collecting money from some evacuees.

Nabbed were Abang Turabin and Husna Habibain, both natives of Basilan.

The suspects were held by volunteers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. They were brought to the police station for investigation.

DSWD personnel told DZT that they have been receiving complaints from some evacuees that there had been four persons collecting money from them for supposed processing of their benefits from government assistance.

Authorities inside the evacuation center conducted surveillances and found out that there were indeed unidentified persons collecting money from the internally displaced people (IDPs).

Last Friday, DWSD personnel spotted Turabin and Habibain in the act of collecting money from the evacuees that prompted them to arrest the two.

Authorities recovered P600 from the suspects’ possession.

Turabin and Nabibain were detained at the central police station pending the filing of charges against them in court. – Dan Toribio Jr.