52 suspicious motorcycles intercepted at Zambo port PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 December 2010 17:35

An estimated P3 million worth of assorted  motorcycles suspected to have been carnapped in Luzon were intercepted by Highway Patrol Group-9 operatives at the Zamboanga City port after they were unloaded from a commercial cargo vessel.

HPG-9 Regional Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy whopersonally led the investigation of the suspicious shipment described the motorcycles as "second-hand,  almost new and slightly used."

The 52 motorcycles include 28 Honda Wave, nine Suzuki, nine Kawasaki and six Yamaha motorcycles. The shipment arrived in Zamboanga City from Manila last Saturday around 2 p.m.with no documents for clearance.

PO3 Wilfredo Ator, case investigator, said the 52 motorcycles have fake Land Transportation Office stickers.

Initial investigation disclosed that the chassis and engines numbers are tampered.

PO2 Apolinario Vilvestre Jr. added that most of the keys to the switch are defective and forcibly destroyed. Some have fake plate number.

Sr. Supt. Uy  said after his operatives and the Police Regional Office 9 Crime Laboratory will finish the investigation, HPG-9 will file a case of carnapping against the shipper and anti-fencing law against the consignee.

The 52 motorcycles were impounded at the bodega of the Philippine Ports Authority. -- Allen Abastillas