MANILA – National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas renewed his warning against NCRPO personnel using vehicles that were recovered and inventoried as evidence in various police operations for personal use.
“Stop it now or face appropriate charges,” Sinas said after relieving a Quezon City Police District (QCPD) operative on Saturday for driving an alleged “hot car”.
Sinas ordered the immediate relief of M/Sgt. Danilo R Pacurib, 47, assigned at Police Station 13 of QCPD.
Reports show QCPD Highway Patrol Team (QCPD HPT) agents intercepted Pacurib for driving a black Hyundai car with improvised plates while on his way to work along Commonwealth Avenue on Oct. 16.
Upon verification with PNP-Highway Patrol Group, the vehicle was found to be “under alarm No. 2016-0621-035” after it was taken at gunpoint from its registered owner along Don Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on June 22, 2016, prompting them to arrest Pacurib.
Pacurib was charged with violation of Republic Act 10883 (New Anti-Carnapping Law) and PD 1612 (Anti-Fencing Law) and subject to inquest proceedings.
Sinas also ordered the immediate reassignment of Pacurib to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU).
Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, QCPD chief, was directed to disarm the police officer of his issued firearm and subjected to a drug test.
Pre-charge investigation is ongoing as of posting time as probers try to determine his possible involvement in other illegal activities pending summary dismissal proceedings. (PNA)