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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Composite team arrests two LTO fixers

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A JOINT operation of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the Quezon City Police District, and the Special Action Group of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has arrested two fixers in an entrapment operation near LTO’s central office in Quezon City. 

LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II lauded the operation, saying it was proof that operations against fixers remain aggressive upon instructions of Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista.  

He identified the suspects as Teresita dela Cruz, 58, and her sister Kathleen Joy dela Cruz, both residents of Tondo, Manila. 

A 26-year old man complained that the duo did not deliver their promise of fast transaction of his non-professional driver’s license after paying them P6,800 on Mar.  8. 

He said he was forced to seek police assistance after the Dela Cruz sisters were again demanding additional P1,350. 

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An entrapment was laid down, leading to the arrest of the suspects on Apr. 1 at 2 p.m.  

Mendoza warned the public against fixers, including scammers online. 

“We would like to remind the public again that our transaction in the LTO is already fast. So please do not be fooled by the sweet words of these fixers.  Walang maloloko, kung walang magpapaloko,” he said. 

“This should also send a strong message that the LTO is serious in its goal of weeding out fixers and scammers using our agency,” he added.

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