Fake radio reporter held for extorting money from Angeles jail officials

November 27, 2018

ANGELES City -- A woman, who pretended to be a reporter to extort money from district jail officials here was arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) the other day.

In a report to acting CIDG-Region 3 regional officer Senior Supt. Christopher Abrahano Sr., CIDG-Angeles City officer-in-charge Insp. Arvin Hosmillo identified the suspect as Aisha Dorado, 44, of Bgy. Pampang.

Hosmillo said they conducted an entrapment operation against Dorado after Jail Supt. Neil Subibi reported to the CIDG that she had introduced herself as a field reporter of DWDD Katropa Radio and was demanding P50,000 in exchange for not exposing alleged irregularities inside the Angeles City District Jail to the media.

Before the entrapment operation, the CIDG made a verification with the DWDD Katropa Radio and learned that Dorado was “not recognized and not connected in any way” with the radio station.

The suspect was placed under arrest after receiving marked money at the corner of San Jacinto St. and MacArthur Highway in Bgy. Sto. Domingo at around 9 p.m.

She is facing charges for violation of Article 293 in relation to Article 294 of the Revised Penal Code and has been detained at the CIDG field unit office.

In San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, one Larry Demo, 45, was arrested after CIDG operatives found a cal. 9mm Armscor with nine live ammunition during the serving of a search warrant in his residence for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

In Subic town, Zambales, one Ramon Baleros, 61, was arrested via court issued search warrant for illegal possession of firearm. He yielded a cal. .38 revolver with two live ammunition.

Abrahano said Demo, an alleged member of the Aspile Criminal Group, and Baleros, alleged member of the Gregorio Criminal Gang, will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10591.