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Ex-customs collector, ex-PAL consultant nabbed in extortion try

A former district collector of the Bureau of Customs and a former consultant of the Philippine Airlines were arrested for alleged extortion.

According to John Consulta's report on "Saksi", Atty. Juan Tan and Benjamin Sebastian were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Manila. Authorities recovered from them P11 million.

The complainant said the two asked for money in exchange for the hitch-free processing in customs of the entry of aviation fuel.

The suspects, who are facing a complaint of robbery extortion, denied the allegations against them.

In a statement, PAL said it was already coordinating with the National Bureau of Investigation as regards a former consultant involved in an extortion attempt.

PAL wanted to make clear that it did not find any suspicious payment made to the former consultant. —NB, GMA Integrated News

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