Police constable accused of extortion

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Police Constable, John Arana faces a charge of extortion in connection with a report that the manager of a bar in San Pedro Town.

The businessman told police that on Friday morning Arana went to Mamacita’s Entertainment Bar to collect monies he had previously demanded, reportedly saying he could use his authority to cause bills the businessman owed a supermarket to be wiped off.

The businessman, police say, complied with the order, but photocopied the bills before handing them over in an envelope to the accused.

When police were notified thst Arana had shown up for payment, they nabbed hom the $500 in $50 notes, which they say matched the photocopies that the businessman had made.

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