LINGAYEN– Two persons were arrested in an intensified drive against loose firearms in Pangasinan ordered by P/Colonel Redrico Maranan, provincial police director, a week after his assumption of office.
Maranan said the renewed campaign was launched to reduce the number of shooting incidents perpetrated by armed men riding in tandem on motorcycles using unlicensed firearms.
In Brgy. Piaz, Villasis, personnel of the Villasis Police Station led by P/Major Fernando Fernandez Jr., chief of police implemented a search warrant at 6:10 a.m. on June 14 for violation of Republic Act No. 10591.
This resulted in the arrest of one Alex Evangelista. Seized from the suspect were one Winchester shotgun, one shooter’s Cal.38 revolver, one Sentinel Cal. 22 revolver 2, two magazines, eight bullets for Super 38, seven Cal. 38 bullets, 13 cal. 30 live ammunition, 90 Cal. 5.56 ammunition and 19 shotgun ammunition.
The serving of the search warrant was done peaceful and orderly, witnessed by Evangelista himself and two barangay officials.
Maranan thanked the people of the community for providing valuable information that led to the arrest of the suspect.
He called for more public support to the crime solution activities of the police, adding it is one of the keys towards sustaining peace and order in the province.
Also arrested for violation of Section 32 of RA 10591 was Jordan Balauza, 35, a security guard tagged as an alleged gun runner, from whom one Armscor 9 mm pistol with one magazine loaded with six bullets was seized from him by the police on June 14 at 5:25 p.m.
The suspect, a resident of Barangay Salincaoet, Bugallon, was allegedly selling the firearm to a policeman in Lingayen.
Lawmen grabbed Balauza after receiving his payment consisting of P1,000 bill on top of neatly arranged boodle money that was made to appear as P17,000. (Leonardo Micua).
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