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LTO ‘fixer’ nabbed in QC sting

June 19, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 424 views

A 47-YEAR-old man who has gained notoriety for selling fake driver’s licenses to the public just outside the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Quezon City was arrested in an entrapment operation conducted by agents of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) this week.

Randy Albor is now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 11032 or An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 9485 otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, and violation of Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code also known as usurpation of official functions, said PNP-CIDG director Major General Albert Ignatius D. Ferro.

According to Ferro, members of the CIDG National Capital Region Field Unit, with the support of the Anti-Red Tape Authority, arrested the suspect during an entrapment operation at the vicinity of the LTO main office along East Avenue in Bgy. Pinyahan, Q.C.

Seized from the suspect were two marked P500 bills and a fake driver’s license. The PNP-CIDG director said that his men confirmed thru a series of validation that Albor is offering his service to interested clients who want to renew or get a new driver’s license without appearing at the LTO office for the required biometrics and other qualification tests.

The suspect regularly demands P5,000 from his victims.

Following the arrest of the suspect, Ferro reminded the public not to patronize “fixers” and their misconducts since they would be in for a lot of trouble if they will be found in possession of fake driver’s license while driving vehicles.

“All licenses, permits and clearances are now easy to obtain since our government is already implementing ways to expedite its processing,” he said.