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Makati cops reject P1.7 M bribe, arrest 2 Chinese nationals

Makati cops reject P1.7 M bribe, arrest 2 Chinese nationals

MANILA, Philippines – Two Chinese nationals were arrested on Tuesday after allegedly trying to bribe a police official in exchange for the release of their countrymen.

The Makati City police said the arrested suspects were trying to secure the release of their fellow Chinese arrested in a raid of a prostitution den.

Zhang Xiuqiang, 32, and Fan Jianping, 23, went to Criminal Investigation Section at Makati City Police Headquarters to negotiate with police officials at 3:20 p.m.

They approached Maj. Gideon Ines Jr., chief of Criminal Investigation Section of Makati police, and offered P1.7 million for the release of their cohorts.

Ines declined and ordered the arrest of the suspects./gsg