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Cops recover 2 vehicles linked to Batangas shabu haul

April 25, 2024 Alfred P. Dalizon 108 views

CALABARZON policemen recovered two SUVs believed to be linked to a multi-billion shabu smuggling try foiled by officers manning a checkpoint in Alitagtag, Batangas last April 15, the Philippine National Police spokesperson yesterday said.

Colonel Jean S. Fajardo said that the two vehicles – a Toyota Land Cruiser and a Ford Explorer – were abandoned by their drivers in San Luis, Pampanga.

The Land Cruiser had the plate no. CAX 1547 attached to it while the Ford Explorer had the plate no. GAC 7890.

The records of the two vehicles are being checked by the Police Regional Office 4-A headed by Brig. Gen. Paul Kenneth T. Lucas with the Land Transportation Office as of press time.

Fajardo said the two SUVs were recovered separately in a public cemetery and an open parking area in San Luis, Pampanga just hours after police received a report about the presence of two abandoned vehicles in the area.

Journal Group sources said PRO4-A agents are still tracking down at least three other vehicles believed to be connected with the foiled drug smuggling try. Several personalities involved in the thwarted drug smuggling are also being hunted.

All have been linked to the driver of the van who has been charged with non-bailable criminal offenses for possession and transport of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The driver was arrested in connection with the interception of some P9.7 billion worth of shabu in Alitagtag.