Traffic enforcer held for extortion

November 03, 2018

AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force recently arrested and jailed a Metro Manila Development Authority traffic enforcer in Quezon City accused of extortion during an entrapment operation right inside a hamburger joint in Tandang Sora, PNP-CITF director, Senior Superintendent Romeo M. Caramat Jr. announced yesterday.

In a report to PNP chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, the official said that Jose Edu Badal, an MMDA Traffic Enforcer 3 was placed under arrest during the sting conducted at the 2nd floor of the Jollibee branch in Tandang Sora at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession was the marked P1,000 bill which he put into his pocket shortly after it was placed in a table by one of the complainants.

According to Caramat, he ordered the sting after the complainant personally reported to their office in Camp Crame that the suspect demanded P2,000 from him in exchange for his driver’s license which was confiscated by the latter.

It turned out that the accused flagged down the complainant after spotting that his female passenger was not wearing the required motorcycle helmet. The traffic enforcer initially demanded P2,000 from the complainant after he discovered that he was driving with only a student license.