Teacher Posing as NPA Rebel to Extort Money in Manila Schools Arrested

Teacher Posing as NPA Rebel Arrested Over Threat to Manila Schools for Extortion

Police authorities arrested a teacher who is allegedly posing as member of National People’s Army (NPA) to extort money from schools in Metro Manila.

A teacher allegedly pretended to be a member of a terrorist group in order to extort money from several schools, according to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). According to reports, the said teacher has threatened schools with bombings and mass shootings.

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Extortion demand messages were sent to 33 schools in Las Pias, Mandaluyong, Makati, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Taguig, and Quezon City by email. The culprit allegedly threatened nine schools in Parañaque and seven in Quezon City.

Castro, who claims to be a member of the NPA special tactics unit and uses the e-mail address [email protected], has threatened schools with explosions and terror attacks if his demands are not met. The headmaster of Sto. After receiving an email on April 19, Niño Parochial School in Bago Bantay, Quezon City, contacted the police.

The group is said to have demanded P2,000,000. The principal allegedly appealed for the amount to be reduced to P500,000 until the perpetrator was apprehended.

An entrapment operation was promptly begun by the police. The money was to be picked up from the school by a delivery rider, which the principal had scheduled. The culprit was apprehended almost immediately after receiving the money.

Castro is currently facing a number of charges. The suspect allegedly made similar threats to 26 other schools in Metro Manila, according to police.

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