P4.5M worth of alcoholic drinks recovered in fake hijacking
LEGAZPI CITY –– Police operatives from Albay and Quezon provinces recovered three trucks loaded with P4.5 million worth of alcoholic drinks, which was allegedly hijacked in Lopez, Quezon, while on its way to Bicol.
Captain Dexter Panganiban, spokesperson of the Albay police, said two 10-wheeler trucks were intercepted by the police operatives in Barangays Cuyaoyao and Caratagan in Pio Duran town in Albay at 6:11 p.m. on Monday.
Another truck was found in Barangay 1, Pier Site, Bacacay, Albay. Panganiban said the trucks were loaded with 1,500 boxes of Emperador Double Light Brandy each, or a total of 4,500 cases.
The trucks came from Sta. Rosa City in Laguna and was bound for Albay, Catanduanes, and Masbate via the ports of Bacacay and Pio Duran.
Panganiban said that upon reaching Lopez, Quezon, three employees of a certain Jon-jon Dela Torre, a subcontractor of AS Bolivar Trucking, claimed that they were allegedly hijacked.
Upon further investigation, the Lopez police discovered that Dela Torre fabricated the hijacking incident./lzb
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