Guard becomes first gun ban offender-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A SECURITY guard was arrested Friday by law enforcers, making him the first offender of the election gun ban, officials of Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Station 3 said.
Operatives of BCPO led by Inspector Arnold Caguioa were able to arrest Sidekick Security Agency security guard Dolfin Lao-ing, 21, after allegedly poking a shot gun to two water delivery employees.
Reports revealed that Lao-ing was reported to the police by water delivery employees, Carlo Bilocura and Christian Lorenzo, after the suspect pointed a gun at them while they were filling up a water tank of a customer in Barangya Holyghost.
The report added that the security guard entered his house and opened his window. After which, he called the attention of Bilocura and allegedly shouted at the delivery employee to go down the water tank.
Bilocura hurriedly went down the tank and told Lorenzo to report the incident to their employer.
Police recovered from Lao-ing a 12 GA Armscor shotgun without any supporting documents of ownership and permit from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in violation of the existing gun ban.
The suspect is now detained at the Baguio City jail after an inquest resolution issued by Prosecutor Josie Peralta for cases of grave threats, illegal possession of firearms and violations of the Omnibus Election Code, specifically provisions on the gun ban.
BCPO Director Jesus Cambay Jr. said they are intensifying operations against gun ban violators in the city with continued checkpoints and operations to intercept loose firearms and those with license to carry firearms but without exemption permits from the Comelec.
Cambay said they coordinated with the Comelec in implementing guidelines and procedures to be followed in checkpoints as well as in filing cases against violators.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 24, 2013.