Friday, September 20, 2013

LTO chief’s “ride” stolen

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

 MANGALDAN – The officer-in-charge of the Land Transportation Office-Lingayen said that the two suspected thieves who took his mountain bike have been sued already at the police office here.
Jun Fabia said his blue bike, was stolen by Wilmar Serraon Abalon alias Tamar, 26 and single, and Ariel Advincula Serote, 31 and single, who bartered it with illegal drug Shabu or known in the medical world as methamphetamine hydro-chloride at Sitio Silongan_in Brgy. Bonu-an Binloc , Dagupan City.
 Silongan in Dagupan is notorious as illegal drugs haven where it has been alleged to be a shabu supplier in Regions 1 and 2, and the Cordillera. Fabia, a resident of Barangay Palua here, said one of the employees of his wife who is into mutton business told her that the culprits were the peers of his uncle who brought the bike and sold it in exchanged of the illegal drug to a Muslim resident of Sitio Silongan.
 “Ayaw pa ibigay (bike) noong Muslim noong pinasok namin kasama ang mga police galing sa Dagupan at Mangaldan,” he stressed.
 He said that when one of the elders there learned that he is the chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) he immediately ordered the adamant shabu peddler to return the bike.
“Bahala na kayo sir sa mga tao ko dito na mag exam (driver’s license) sa LTO,” Fabia quoted the leader of the community. Superintendent Policarpio Cayabyab, chief of police here, said his men asked one of the suspects to drive the bike, as a sort of punishment, from Silongan to here under the blistering sun. He said the duos, who are residents Barangay Salay here, have been suspected to be responsible to the strings of robberies of Indian nationals here who are into the lending business of the usurious 5-6.
“We are waiting for some of the Indians to come to my office to identify them so we can file more cases against them”. He said Tamar is one of the top suspects under the surveillance of his men.

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