SAN LUIS -- Private motorists and truckers have assailed police officers in this town who are allegedly collecting illegal fees.

A motorist, who refused to be named, said policemen usually stay along the corner of the newly constructed park in Barangay Santo Tomas where they establish checkpoint.

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The source said the police checkpoint is usually set up between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., when trucks loaded with quarry materials are passing by the said area.

Private motorists in the neighboring communities who traversed the said corner are also being victimized by these extort cops.

"Yung malaki ang tiyan kasama ang dalawang pang pulis, pahihintuin ka na lamang ng bigla tapos tatanungin ka kung may lisensiya at kung meron ay bubusisiin naman niya ang papel ng motor kapag paso ng papeles yun na, gigipitin ka hanggang sa hindi kana makatanggi," said Rommel Sagcal, a motorist.

"In fairness naman sa hepe ng kapulisan dito sa amin, malamang hindi niya alsm ang pinag-gagawa ng kaniyang mga pulis. May dalawang lingo palang kasi siya sa estasyon bilang hepe," Sagcal said.

He also asked the police chief to check the reported illegal activities of some policemen here.

"Pakiusap namin sa kanya na sana ay bantayan niya ng mabuti ang kaniyang mga pulis," Sagcal added.

San Luis Police Chief Rechie Duldulao said she has no knowledge about the alleged illegal activities of her men. However, she added that an immediate investigation will be conducted to determine the veracity of the reports.

"Kaka designate ko pa lang dito sa San Luis pero hindi natin itotolerate yan," Duldulao declared. (Herbert P. Mapiles)