NBI legal assistance bureau chief Atty. Joshua Paul Capiral and his brother, BI officer Christopher John Caapiral were presented for inquest before the DOJ on Wednesday morning for robbery/extortion in violation of the Revised Penal Code (RPC); violating Republic Act 3019, the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act; Executive Order No. 608, s. 2007 Establishing A National Security Clearance System for Government Personnel With Access to Classified Matters And For Other Purposes; and for violating Republic Act 7613, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard for Public Officials and Employees.
NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said the Capiral brothers were arrested during an entrapment operation that was conducted at the NBI office last Monday night, Sept. 21, by the NBI’s Special Special Action Unit (SAU) led by its chief Atty. Emeterio Dongallo Jr.
Lavin said the brothers were caught in possession of P200,000 which they received from complainant, BI officer Jeffrey Dale Salamde Ignacio, who is one of the 19 respondents named by the NBI in the Sept. 1 complaint that was filed before the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) for their alleged involvement in the “pastillas” scheme.
The deputy director said the operation was conducted based on the complaint of Ignacio who revealed that he was approached by Christopher and offered that his brother Joshua can do something about his case.