7 Manila cops accused of taking businesswoman’s cash, diamonds

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Manila: Seven policemen of the Manila City Hall Action and Special Assignment (MASA) are facing complaints of unlawful arrest, serious illegal detention, robbery, graft and corrupt practices for allegedly taking diamonds and cash from a businesswoman. Chief Insp. Bernabe Irinco, MASA chief, however, said his men were acting on a complaint of another businesswoman who said she was duped into buying fake diamonds. The accused policemen, except Razon who was the case investigator, were relieved. They were brought to the MASA precinct where police confiscated three black diamonds worth P60, 000, three white brillantitos valued at P16, 000, and P73, 340 in cash. The police also allegedly withdrew P50, 000 from