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Traffic aide arrested for extortion

A traffic aide caught extorting money from a motorist was arrested in Valenzuela on Monday.

According to a police report, the suspect, identified as Alejandro Sison Tolentino of Valenzuela City External Service Office, flagged a tricycle driver who was traveling along McArthur Highway in Barangay Malanday at 8:45 p.m.

Instead of issuing a ticket, Tolentino was caught red-handed by an undercover official receiving P800 from the driver.

Tolentino will be charged with robbery extortion. – With reporting from Danilo Garcia/Pilipino Star Ngayon

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