Police officers arrested 22 persons involved in the sale of counterfeit documents during operations in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Thursday.
NCRPO chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar led the conduct of simultaneous implementation of search warrants together with the NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU), in coordination with the Manila Police District Police Station 3.
The operation yielded large volume of spurious documents and various identification cards and computer machines, including accessories and dry seal stamps.
Eleazar said the operation stemmed from a complaint of a lawyer from the Department of Social Welfare and Development about minor girls rescued from bars and airports, who obtained fake birth certificates and passports from Recto.
The Metro Manila top cop said the operations is under NCRPO’s intensified cleanliness policy that will now focus on eradicating these forgers through follow up operations so it can clean up the city once and for all.
‘’The law enforcement will pursue in running after those involved in falsification of documents. Cleaning up this kind of racket will help our country a lot. What we do is not just for peace and order but for the security of the nation,” Eleazar said.
The arrested suspects were brought to RSOU office together with the confiscated pieces of evidence for investigation and proper disposition.