38-year-old extortionist nabbed in Meycauayan


MEYCAUAYAN CITY, Bulacan — A 38-year-old extortionist was arrested in an entrapment operation in Brgy. Saluysoy in this city on Thursday (Dec. 27).

P/Sr. Supt. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan Provincial Director, identified the arrested suspect as Lucas Balawan, a resident of No. 213 Target St., Pembo, Makati City while his victim is Sharry Della y Opriasa, 24 years old, a resident of No. 19 San Antonio St., Frisco Brgy Del Monte, Quezon City

Based on the report of Meycauayan police, the victim averred that prior to the incident, the suspect sent a request message to the victim several months ago followed by sending lewd messages and porn videos on her messenger account.

Recently, the suspect threatened to kill the victim and members of her family and will also upload her nude photos if she will not give the amount of Php20,000. The victim later reported the incident.

Upon receipt of the report, personnel of Meycauayan CPS immediately conducted an entrapment operation against the suspect which resulted in the suspect’s arrest.

Seized from the Balawan’s possession is the marked money used in the entrapment operation.

The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Bulacan Crime Laboratory Office for examination while an appropriate criminal complaint is now being prepared against the suspects. (RONDA Balita Online News)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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