BY Jeffrey Damicog
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that the National Bureau Investigation (NBI) is expected to file criminal complaints within the week against those behind the “rent-sangla” scam.
“Definitely we are going to file. As a matter of fact parang non-bailable crime ang ipapa-file,” said the Secretary.
“In a few days…it should be filed,” assured Aguirre who noted that among the complaints that the NBI intends to file is syndicated estafa.
So far, the Secretary noted that among the 300 vehicles returned to the NBI, 184 vehicles have been turned over to their rightful owners.
“Beyond prosecuting the perpetrators is the restoration of the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners,” said Aguirre.
“However, we do not stop there. We want to ensure that we set a good example in bringing justice to all the victims of common crimes,” he added.
Further, Aguirre called on the public to help authorities to fight such schemes.
“We assure the public that we will continue to fight this modus, prosecute the offenders, and deter similar attempts. We ask the cooperation of the public to report similar incidents to the NBI or the police,” said the Secretary.