POLICE have arrested two alleged members of Esperas Motornapping Group and recovered 19 stolen motorcycles in separate operations in Tanauan, Leyte.
The suspects were identified as DP Brimon, 31, and Joville Caidic, 36.
The arrested stemmed from a complaint of patrolman Cris Angelo who said that his stolen Honda XRM motorcycle was found driven by one of the suspects.
Personnel from Police Stations 1 and 2 of Tacloban City Police Office and Highway Patrol Group 8 launched an operation and arrested the suspects along Barangay Magay diversion road in Tanauan on May 31, 2021.
During the investigation, the suspects disclosed the location of stolen Honda XRM motorcycles.
The other motorcycle units were recovered in separate follow-up operations from June 1 to 2 in Barangay Magay diversion road and Barangay San Roque, Tanauan.
Brigadier General Ronaldo De Jesus, regional police director, lauded the “swift efforts” of the police operatives.
“We will make sure that we will launch more aggressive operations against similar violations,” the police official said.
The suspects are now under the custody of Police Station 2 in Tacloban.
They will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10883, or the New Anti Carnapping Law. (SunStar Philippines)