“Today we restore the vehicles to their rightful owners. However, we do not stop there. We want to ensure that we set a good example in bringing justice to all the victims in this case by effectively prosecuting the perpetrators and putting them away so that they will do no more harm.”
- Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre
The collaborative efforts initiated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the National Prosecutor’s Office, have once again yielded positive results in the fight against criminality, in this case the rent-tangay, rent-sangla scam.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre led the turn over ceremonies of six (6) rent-tangay, rent-sangla vehicles recovered by the NBI to their rightful owners on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at the premises of the DOJ.
“Beyond prosecuting the perpetrators is the restoration of the stolen vehicles to their rightful owners. 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,” Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said.
This is part of the strong campaign of the Department of Justice against the proliferation of the modus known as Rent-Tangay or Rent-Sangla.
“As of today, our NBI operatives under the leadership of Director Dante Gierran have recovered 300 vehicles, of which 177 have been returned to their owners while 123 vehicles are still in custody. We assure the public that we will continue to fight this modus and prosecute the offenders, and deter similar attempts. We ask the cooperation of the public to report similar incidents to the NBI or the police,” added Secretary Aguirre.