Friday, 24 March 2017 11:37
By ALLEN ABASTILLAS
Combined police elements in Basilan province seized 29 motorcycles used in drag racing activities in barangay Baja, Tipo Tipo Basilan last Sunday.
The operation was launched by the Highway Patrol Group-9 and the Provincial Public Safety Company based on intelligence reports that motorcycles stolen in Zamboanga were used for drag racing in Basilan.
Police then decided to launch the operation against participants of a drag racing activity last Sunday.
During the operation, the drivers of the motorcycles scampered away upon sensing the arrival of the police while leaving the motorcycles behind.
The motorcycles are now impounded inside the camp of the Provincial Public Safety Company in Campo Uno.
“We will conduct a macro-etching examination together with the Provincial Crime Laboratory. We notice that some of the engine and chassis numbers were tampered, “ said Inspector Alson Aripin, Highway Patrol Group-9 Chief. (Allen Abastillas)