Buyer of stolen Fortuner faces fencing charge PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 July 2011 17:33

Operatives of the Highway Patrol Group-9  in Zamboanga del Norte filed a case last week against a person for violation of the ant-fencing law
The case was filed before a municipal court in Zamboanga Sibugay.

HPG-9 Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy disclosed that the subject of the anti-fencing case was apprehended near Diplahan for driving a Toyota Fortuner  without wearing his seatbelt last month. 
After he was informed of his seatbelt violation, the driver of the Fortuner was asked by the HPG men to present the vehicle’s registration and he presented spurious documents.    Immediately, the HPG men seized the vehicle and brought it to the nearest HPG9 Provincial Units, and reported it to Sr. Supt. Uy.

Uy  directed his men to impound the Fortuner because HPG national headquarters had earlier flashed an alarm that 200 Toyota Fortuners have been carnapped in the country over the last few year.  Only more than 50 units were recovered by the police.

Uy  also instructed the HPG operatives to bring the Fortuner to Davao City for macro-etching, where it was found out that the chassis and engine numbers were tampered. It was then discovered that the said Fortuner was under the list of stolen cars in the country. 

Meanwhile, Uy advised people who want to buy a second-hand vehicle to inquire or visit HPG-9 or the Land Transportation Office 9 regarding the status of the vehicle that they plan to buy so that they will not become a victim and charged of violation of the  anti-fencing law. — Allen Abastillas