National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) legal section chief Atty. Joshua Paul Capiral and his brother, Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer Christopher John Capiral, were presented for inquest before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday (Sept. 23) for allegedly asking P200,000 from BI officer Jeffrey Ignacio in exchange for being cleared of involvement from the “pastillas” scheme, NBI Deputy Director Ferdinand Lavin said.
“He (Ignacio) is being asked P200,000 o dagdag na kaso,” the deputy director said.
Because of this, Lavin said Ignacio sought the help of the NBI in arresting the brothers.
Ignacio also revealed to the NBI that the brothers has been asking P100,000 from each of the BI officers being investigated for the “pastillas” scheme.
“Ignacio came to NBI at sinsabi niya na ganyan ang arrangement P100,000 per person para ma-exclude ka o kaya, kung hindi ka matanggal, ma-weaken yung case against you,” the NBI spokesman said.
With the complaint, Lavin said the NBI’s Special Action Unit (NBI-SAU) launched an entrapment operation against the brothers at the NBI lawyer’s office last Monday (Sept. 21).
Following their arrest, the brothers were presented for inquest at the DOJ for robbery/extortion, graft, violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and for violating Executive Order No. 608.