‘Kotong Cop’ arrested in Mabalacat

A police officer allegedly involved in extortion was arrested on Friday in an entrapment operation in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

The erring cop was identified Cms. Randy Maurillo Dinio, presently assigned at the Mabalacat police station. 

Victim Mia May Senio, 30, of  Lot 28 Blk 7 Anastacia St., Samson Ville, Bgy. Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga said her husband was arrested last September 7 for illegal drugs and is currently detained at the custodial facility of the Mabalacat City police station. 

She said the suspect was the designated jail guard when she visited her husband at the police station.

The cop allegedly told the woman the drug case against her husband filed at the Angeles Regional Trial Court could be quashed in exchange for P70,000.

Last September 9, the woman said she allegedly gave the cop P51,000 as first payment for the transaction and the last payment will be handed to him on September 22.

On that day, joint elements of the Pampanga PIU and and the Mabalacat police led by Lt. Col. Efren David conducted an entrapment that resulted in the arrest of Dinio. 

Seized from Dinio were the marked P15,000 cash, the issued service .9mm pistol loaded with one magazine, two cellphones, seven different identification cards including ATMs, a black wallet, a power bank and a sling bag.