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2 fixers nabbed near LTO main office in QC

April 2, 2024 Joel dela Torre 66 views

THE government’s fight against fixers has remained aggressive in line with the instruction of Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista to rid the agency of illegalities.

Joint personnel of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Monday arrested in an entrapment of two fixers in the vicinity of the central office in East Avenue, Quezon City.

According to LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II, this is proof that no such transactions are welcomed under his watch as he lauded the operatives who immediately responded to a complaint and worked on it.

Nabbed were Teresita dela Cruz, 58, and her sister Kathleen Joy, both residents of Tondo, Manila.

The arrest stemmed from a complaint of a 26-year-old man who claimed he was promised by the suspects a speedy transaction of his non-professional driver’s license for P6,800.

However, the fixers failed to deliver the license on time as agreed.

The suspects instead demanded for an additional P1,350 to finish the job prompting the complainant to seek police assistance.

An entrapment was designed around 2 p.m. in Bgy. Pinayahan by LTO personnel with the help of the QCPD Station 10 under Lt. Col. Bob Amoranto and caught the suspects flat-footed.

During the investigation, the victim said he was convinced to deal with the two women who boasted strong connections inside the LTO Central Office.

Mendoza warned the public against fixers that include scammers online.