Two in extortion try arrested Print
Saturday, 04 August 2018 14:32

By Dan Toribio

Two persons who attempted to extort money from a school consultant were arrested during an entrapment operation last Thursday morning.

The victim was identified as Ricky Lumasag y Tabulado, 44, single of Valencia City, Bukidnon.  He works as a consultant of the FM station at Comtech Institute and Technology in Baliwasan Chico.

Lumasag appeared at the Zamboanga City Police Station 11 yesterday morning and filed a complaint against 31-year-old Talisayan resident Jared Sescon y Sigba for allegedly demanding money from him last Wednesday.

Acting on his complaint, PO2 Geric Ambrona, case investigator, prepared for an entrapment operation.

At around 10:45 a.m. investigators led by SPO4 Royland Cordero with men of the 904th Mobile Company of the Regional Force Mobile Battalion headed by Insp. Basher Lutian conducted an entrapment operation at Comtech Institute and Technology that led to the arrest of Rhey Julio Cabada y Bustillo, 26, of Zambowood, a cohort of Sescon, who received the amount of P6,000 from the complainant.

A follow-up operation was launched in Talisayan that resulted to the arrest of Sescon.

The suspects were detained pending the filing of charges in court. (Dan Toribio)