Mt. Province police score anew vs loose firearms-A A +A
Thursday, October 11, 2012
PARACELIS, Mt. Province -- Personnel of the Mt. Province Police Provincial Office confiscated two high-powered firearms in two different occasions in Paracelis, Mountain Province.
Confiscated firearms were described as Cal. 38 and a chrome Tanfoglio Cal. 9 mm Pistol.
Both were not registered under the names of the holders or registered at the Firearms and Explosives Office.
As a matter of procedure, the confiscated firearms were turned over to the Provincial Crime Laboratory for ballistic examinations.
The confiscation of the chrome Tanfoglio Cal. 9 mm pistol is an offshoot of a checkpoint conducted by elements of the Mt. Province provincial public safety company 2nd Platoon based in Paracelis. It was captured on the early week of October in Sitio Dagawe, Poblacion.
A white Isuzu Elf Truck bearing Plate Number WKZ 307 driven by Julio Cafongtan Maanchang Jr., 24, single, native of Poblacion, Natonin, Mt. Province was flagged down.
The policemen searched and inspected the vehicle that eventually resulted in the discovery of the firearm without a magazine contained in a black belt bag.
The suspect was subsequently apprehended and charged for violation of Republic Act 8294 before Judge Luis Daoen of MCTC Natonin-Paracelis. But the suspect was released after he posted bail bond of P30,000.
On the other hand, the confiscation of a Cal. 38 Smith and Wesson with no serial number and loaded with five live ammunition was a result of police action to a reported mauling incident, which transpired in front of Lausan’s KTC Bar in Dagawe, Poblacion, Paracelis.
Members of the Paracelis police arrested David Awas Cawis and confiscated his unlicensed firearm, which he used in inflicting a head injury to a certain Jun Jun Bakilan Gannisi, 32, single and a resident of Bunot, Paracelis.
A case for violation of RA 8294 was charged against suspect before Judge Luis Daoen of MCTC Natonin-Paracelis; however, the suspect was released after posting bail bond of P30,000.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 12, 2012.