PNP nabs 23 fixers at DFA Aseana

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DFA Aseana

A composite team of Taguig and Pasay policemen today arrested more than 20 suspected fixers at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that victimized passport applicants.

Southern Police District (SPD) head Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Police said the 23 suspected fixers were arrested after DFA officials reported their nefarious activities outside the DFA Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) along Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City.

Police investigators interrogated the 23 suspects and they supposedly divulged the names of some unscrupulous officials from the OCA who were allegedly involved in their illegal operations.

The arrested suspects also confirmed that they charged their victims P8,000 to P10,000 to get a slot with an early date on the DFA passport application and appointment system.

The SPD is now conducting an investigation into the veracity of the information provided by the arrested suspects against some personnel from the DFA-OCA office who were allegedly involved in their illegal activities.

The arrested suspects allegedly confirmed that a syndicate composed of corrupt OCA personnel operated inside the DFA.

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