Saturday, August 27, 2011
4 arrested in Nueva Ecija for possession of fake P1,000 bills
CABIAO, Nueva Ecija, August 28, 2011-Senior Superintendent Roberto Aliggayu, Police provincial director revealed that the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested four persons for possessing fake P1,000 bills as it warned the public against falling prey to syndicates circulating counterfeit money.
Aliggayu identified the four suspect as Bernard Rodriguez, 22; Cherry Carreon, 22,; Michael Castillo, 24; and Ricardo Rodriguez, 41, all of Lower Bicutan, Taguig City, saying that the four were arrested after a brief chase by the local police.
“Before their arrest, police received a complaint from a gasoline boy, Jayson Victorio who told police that the younger Rodriguez - Bernard – who was aboard a truck with license plate TRL-950, stopped to gas up at the MS Galang gas station Thursday,” Aliggayu said.
Rodriguez alighted and asked Victorio to change to smaller denominations a P1,000 bill which he did.
But after handing over the money to Rodriguez, Victorio learned that the P1, 000 bill was fake. The latter reported the incident to the local police which chased the truck and caught up with it at the
Gapan-Olongapo Road in Barangay San Roque, Cabiao.
Lawmen seized from Ricardo Rodriguez a black magnum revolver with three live ammunitions, nine counterfeit P1,000 bills and one plastic sachet of shabu.
Police seized from Castillo seven pieces of P1,000 bills and two P 200 bills and one sachet of shabu while Carreon yielded 12 two hundred peso bills.
Criminal complaints for violations of Article 168 of the Revised Penal Code, Republic Ac 8294 and Article 2 of RA 9165 have been filed against the suspects who were detained at Cabiao detention cell. (Jason de Asis)
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