Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna -- Five members of fake land title syndicate are facing cases of large-scale estafa and falsification of public documents after they were arrested in an entrapment operation in Bgy. Maharlika West, Tagaytay City, on Tuesday.
Tagaytay City policemen identified the suspects as Gerardo Trinidad, Aireen Tan, Rochel Alcantara, Michael Sarabosing and William Pineda, who were arrested after complaint was filed against them by Ester Mariano Rosales and Yoshihisa Tsujimoto.
Police added the victims paid about P80 million to the suspects as initial payment for eight parcels of land sold by the suspects but later discovered that the land titles given to them by the suspects were spurious.
With this, an entrapment operation was conducted which resulted in the arrest of the suspects.
Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, PRO-Calabarzon director, personally went to Tagaytay to supervise the filing of cases against the suspects.
He asked other victims to also file charges against the suspects.