Seven of the impounded 19 “hot cars” with tampered documents, chassis and engine numbers in Western Visayas, were recovered in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, records of the PNP Highway Patrol Group show.
Supt. Thomas Frias Jr., chief of the Regional Highway Patrol Unit 6, said the confiscation of 19 vehicles, including also those recovered in Iloilo, Aklan and Capiz form part of their intensified campaign against incidents of carnapping in Western Visayas.
In his report to the Police Regional Office 6, Frias said their anti-carnapping operations yielded two guns, in line with the implementation of the Comelec gun ban, confiscation of a siren and a blinker, three motorcycles, as well as 39 expired and invalid commemorative plates.
The 19 hot cars were presented by Frias to PNP chief Alan Purisima, who visited Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City Wednesday.
Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, regional police director of Western Visayas, said the intensified campaign against carnapping by HPG operatives, will also boost their effort to make the election peaceful in Region 6.
Frias encouraged the public to immediately report any incident of highway robbery, and carnapping operations in Western Visayas.*GPB