ArchivesJuly 2010Dumaguete cops seize motorcycles at checkpoint

Dumaguete cops seize motorcycles at checkpoint

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Dumaguete police swooped down on a popular teenage hangout along Escano beach in barangay Piapi Friday night and seized some 70 motorcycles for various violations.

Chief Insp. Errol Garchitorena, Dumaguete police chief, said the violations ranged mostly from improper vehicle documentation, lack of driver’s license, and lack of vital motorcycle parts.

“We also took the opportunity to launch the Oplan Bakal, the police drive against unlicensed firearms. No loose guns were, however, seized. But the police were able to confiscate some bladed weapons from the teenagers, who claimed they were bringing the weapons for self-defense.

“They told me they were bringing the weapons for their protection because they have enemies,” he told the Dumaguete MetroPost.

The police officer said he has advised the teenagers not to carry weapons if they have enemies but to seek the help of the police in settling their differences.

Most of the seized motorcycles were brought to the police station and were claimed by the owners or by their parents Saturday morning.

The police drive against unlicensed drivers and unregistered motor vehicles immediately drew praise from nearby residents in barangay Piapi.










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