'Chop-chop' car parts suspect arrested

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
by Aris Ilagan | Jun 9, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - 'Chop-chop' car parts suspect arrested

Police authorities have arrested in Guiguinto, Bulacan, a son of a car spare parts shop owner who himself was earlier nabbed for selling "chop-chop" vehicle parts.

Reports from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group (HPG) based in Camp Crame, Quezon City, said Mark Joseph Reyes, a resident of Guiguinto, was initially flagged down while driving an Isuzu D-Max with license plate number WMN-211, which does not have a valid Land Transportation Office (LTO) sticker on the windshield.

Upon verification, Reyes also failed to show an LTO license since he is only 16 years old.

And while the HPG team was checking the LTO registration papers of the Isuzu D-Max, one of them discovered loose vehicle parts on the pickup truck's cargo bed. This prompted authorities to ask for receipts of the items to determine their source.

It later turned out that Mark is a son of MacLester Reyes who, HPG reports said, was arrested two months ago for operating a car-parts store in Bulacan where the products were believed to have been dismantled from stolen vehicles.

Mark was taken into custody by police authorities who also impounded his pickup truck to undergo investigation, reports added.

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