MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said it will assist the Philippine National Police (PNP) in tracing the ownership of an abandoned vehicle containing 1.3 billion pesos of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu”.
Law enforcement found the vehicle, a red Toyota Avanza with registration number ZGS 643, abandoned in a parking lot in Mabalacat, Pampanga, on Friday.
“We will immediately act accordingly. Makakaasa PNP has makikipagtulungan LTO for having a complete history of sasakyan natagpuan in Pampanga giving illegal drugs. Hindi said Hindi natin natutunton kung kanino did it and said NASA is illegal,” LTO Chief Deputy Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said in an LTO Facebook post on Sunday.
(The PNP can be assured that the LTO will cooperate in determining the owner of this vehicle found in Pampanga, which contains illegal drugs. We will not stop until we identify its owner and hold accountable those at the origin of this illicit activity.)
As of press time, law enforcement is still investigating the case.
Mendoza added that the LTO will participate in the country’s anti-crime campaign.
“Eradicating crime in the country is a national approach. At the LTO, we remain committed to participating in these anti-crime measures,” Mendoza said.
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