A total of 30 Philippine National Police personnel were apprehended for allegedly violating traffic laws as well as the Anti-Carnapping Act, the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group said on Tuesday.
According to the PNP - IMEG, simultaneous law enforcement operations against PNP personnel were conducted across the country on Monday, February 3.
Areas included were the following: National Capital Region Police Office Headquarters, Southern Police District Headquarters, Cavite Provincial Police Office, Pampanga Provincial Police Office, Angeles City Police, and Police Regional Offices IV-A, VII, IX, X, XI, XIII and BARMM.
The police unit mandated to catch rogue cops said the nationwide operations had checked a total of 6,126 motor vehicles and motorcycles nationwide.
Aside from the 30 PNP personnel, there were also 101 civilians, one Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel and one jail officer who were apprehended by authorities.
Most of the violations recorded were that the violators had expired registrations of their vehicles and that they had no driver’s licenses.
The PNP - IMEG said policemen who were apprehended would be issued with a temporary operators permit.
The unit added that they will be administratively charged too depending on the gravity of their violation.
The operation was in line with the directive of PNP chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa to run after cops who use unregistered or carnapped vehicles, drive with expired licenses and registrations and those who commit other traffic violations. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News