HPG-9 men undergo anti-carnap seminar PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:15

“Implement your new  acquired talents and skills after your training and enforce the law with utmost respect and courtesy against the violators when you are in the field.”

Thus emphasized Highway Patrol Group 9 Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy in his message during the opening of the Seminar on Anti-Carnapping held at the Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative last Monday in Dipolog City.

The seminar was scheduled for seven days. Graduation will be on Sunday.
The participants are operatives of the different provincial offices of HPG in the region. They were lectured on the actual presentation of collected/ standard tampered engine& chassis numbers, fake Land Transportation Office Plates and presentation of fake/ spurious motorvehicles registrations, actual field exercises, Anti-carnapping law and violations of the anti-fencing law, modus operandi of carnappers, police intervention, check.chokepoint operations and other pertinent laws on traffic.

During the lecture session, Inspector Ele Ponga told the participants that when they enforcing the law, they should always be alert, and when verifying a suspected motorvehicle, they should be vigilant.
Ponga disclosed that as per records of HPG Camp Crame, there are 200 Toyota Fortuner that were carnapped in the country, and only 50 were recovered. Toyota Fortuner was first built in Thailand in 2009. But the 2010 model was built in Indonesia.

He said that a court settlement in Davao City for a carnapped motorvehicles cost P 555,000. In Cebu City there are three types of motorvehicles running in the streets — “carnapped”, “talon” and “tampered”.

Zamboanga del Norte HPG chief Inspector Leopoldo Macalindol said that during Tuesday’s field exercise, the participants recovered a suspected carnapped Toyota Fortuner. — Allen Abastillas