9 suspects nabbed for making fake NCRPO travel papers, COVID-19 test results
MANILA, Philippines — Nine suspects were arrested on Monday in Santa Cruz, Manila for allegedly producing fake documents, including travel authorization documents from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and COVID-19 test results, police said Tuesday.
Members of the Manila Police District (MPD) were verifying a tip about motorcycle parts and accessories being sold illegally at a shop on Alfonso Mendoza Street, Lt. Col. John Guiagui, MPD chief, said on Tuesday.
On arriving at the shop on Monday afternoon, an undercover police officer paid P500 to one of the suspects for fake travel authority.
Once the transaction had been completed, police officers arrested the suspects at the shop — Rommel Gonzales, 38; Randrex Gonzales, 34; Richelle Gonzales Bravo, 38; Elizabeth Raposas, 41; Mary Jean Guban, 30; Rose Marie Saludo, 32; Maricar Pabello, 33; and Deobert Sas, 20.
A 17-year-old boy was also arrested and was put under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development office.
The officers seized were computer and printers and recovered the P500 marked money.
They also seized fake documents — swab test results, medical certificates, police clearances, National Bureau of Investigation clearances, school transcripts of records, school diplomas, driver’s licenses, and business permits.
The suspects will face cases for falsification by private individuals and the use of falsified documents and false medical certificates.
Guiagui said these suspects were accomplices of another set of suspects arrested last week in Manila for producing fake COVID-19 rapid test results.
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