Army soldier nabbed for violating election gun ban-A A +A
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
AN Army soldier was arrested Monday by police operatives in Imus City in Cavite for violation of the election gun ban, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, spokesperson for PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima, named identified the suspect as Robert Paul Fauni, enlisted personnel of the Philippine Army.
Fauni was nabbed by police operatives during the conduct of "Oplan Bakal" at Star Light Videoke bar in Barangay Bayan Luma 8 around 1 a.m. Monday.
Seized from the soldier was a 9-millimeter pistol.
He will be charged for illegal possession of firearm and violation of the election gun ban. The gun ban was implemented since Saturday in connection with the October 28 barangay elections.
As of Tuesday morning, the PNP said a total of 180 people have been arrested for violation of the gun ban. The 180 includes 167 civilians, three police officers, a soldier, a government official and eight security guards.
So far, authorities also seized 147 firearms, 10 gun replicas, 49 bladed weapons, 10 grenades, 23 explosives, and 1,237 ammunition. (VR/Sunnex)