June 21, 2024

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LTO Sorsogon, police nab mechanic selling fake driver licenses

Photo by Vincent Nato

Sorsogon police on Wednesday bagged a mechanic for selling fake driver licenses in Matnog.

Seized from suspect Feliciano Dela Cruz were 14 fake driver licenses, 9 fake receipts, and 2 cellphones used in the alleged illegal operation.

The suspect will face charges for violations of Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 and Falsification of Public Documents.

According to police, they had received numerous complaints about fake driver licenses.

In response, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Sorsogon and police launched an entrapment operation leading to the arrest of suspect Dela Cruz.

LTO Bicol assistant regional director Vincent Nato said a driver license commands a price of 5000 pesos, and almost all licenses that turned out fake, are applied for online.

Photo by Vincent Nato