LTO vows to help PNP identify owner of abandoned car with P1.3-B shabu in Pampanga
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said that it will help the Philippine National Police (PNP) in tracing the ownership of an abandoned vehicle that contained P1.3-billion worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu.”
Law enforcers found the vehicle, a red Toyota Avanza with the plate number ZGS 643, abandoned in a parking lot in Mabalacat, Pampanga on Friday.
“We will immediately act on this. Makakaasa ang PNP na makikipagtulungan ang LTO upang matukoy kung kanino nakarehistro itong sasakyan na natagpuan sa Pampanga na naglalaman ng ilegal na droga. Hindi tayo titigil hangga’t hindi natin natutunton kung kanino ito at upang maparusahan kung sino ang nasa likod ng ilegal na gawaing ito,” LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said in a Facebook post of the LTO on Sunday.
(The PNP can rest assured that the LTO will cooperate to determine the owner of this vehicle found in Pampanga, which contains illegal drugs. We will not stop until we have identified its owner and held accountable those behind this illicit activity.)
As of posting, law enforcement units are still investigating the case.
Mendoza added that the LTO will stand in the nation’s anti-crime drive.
“Eradicating crimes in the country is a whole-of-nation approach. We in the LTO remain committed to be part of these anti-criminality measures,” Mendoza said.