Elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group (HPG) raided a suspected “factory” of fake government documents, including car registration papers and driver's licenses in Claro M. Recto Avenue in Quiapo, Manila.
Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, PNP-HPG director, said five persons were arrested during the raid and they were identified as Tirso Revilla, 43; Yasmine Tusoy, 22; Francisco Abelia Jr., 52; Ronnie Flores, 42; and Rommel Catanes, 26.
Initial investigation disclosed that the suspects were nabbed during an entrapment operation conducted by agents of the HPG-National Capital Region and Manila Police District.
HPG reports said that the syndicate members were involved in the manufacture of fake Land Transportation Office driver’s license, PNP identification cards, Social Security System cards, Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence and other government documents.
Confiscated from the five suspects were computers, printers, scanners and laminating machines that were allegedly used in fabricating the bogus government documents.
The raiding team also found several fake LTO official receipts used in car registration.
The suspects are detained at the HPG-NCR in Camp Crame, Quezon City to undergo further investigation.
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