200 violators nabbed in PNP Camp ‘lockdown’

A ‘LOCKDOWN’ of all Philippine National Police headquarters and other facilities nationwide specifically Camp Crame in order to apprehend drivers of ‘hot cars’ and other traffic violators since last month had already resulted in the impounding of more than 200 vehicles, PNP Highway Patrol Group director, Brigadier General Eliseo DC Cruz said yesterday.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience but the camp lockdown will continue in line with our effort to enforce discipline among our ranks and as part of the internal cleansing drive ordered by PNP chief, General Archie Francisco Gamboa,” the PNP-HPG director told newsmen.

As part of their celebration of the International Women’s Month, Cruz yesterday led the HPG All-Women Team in inspecting motor vehicles and motorcycles entering and leaving the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame.

“This is an everyday activity wherein in coordination with the Headquarters Support Service, we are seeing to it that all violators of Republic Act 4136 or the traffic code including those driving without license, with delinquent registration papers or no registration papers at all and most specifically, those using recovered motor vehicles will be checked,” the official said.

Cruz said that over 12,000 vehicles have been inspected by combined operatives of the PNP-HPG, the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group and concerned regional offices across the country.