Operatives of Cagayan de Oro City Police Station 4 in Carmen arrested a former Person Deprived of Liberty (PDL) posing as a lawyer in an entrapment operation near Carmen Market. The suspect gave his name as Jonathan Trangia aka Atty. Cedric Roa but police are still verifying his true identity. Accordingly, his modus includes soliciting money from families of PDLs in exchange for probation by posing himself as a lawyer working with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Parole and Probation Administration.

In an interview, the latest victim said the suspect even tried to invite her to a hotel. Sources state that the suspect is a former PDL and is on probation. Marked money and shabu was recovered from his possession. He now faces charges of swindling and usurpation of authority. Here’s the police interview.

Watch this interview of the victim who helped set up the entrapment.

Photos courtesy of iFM CDO, Northern Mindanao Daily Source

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