2 security workers caught firing guns-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
TWO men connected to a security agency were arrested yesterday after they were caught firing at a shooting range in Barangay Tawason, Mandaue City last Saturday morning.
Noel Camarista and Ronie Carabio, both of legal age, were arrested at the NS Firing Range for allegedly violating the election gun ban.
The police confiscated two .9mm pistol and two .38 revolver from the two, who are both employees of the Unisave Security Specialist Agency.
Senior Insp. Luis Alama, chief of the Canduman Police Station, said PO2 Conrado Alega, gun instructor of the Firearms, Explosives, Security Agency and Guard Supervision Section (Fesagss) arrived at the firing range around 9 a.m.
Alega was to conduct training for personnel of Special Weapons and Tactics of the Cebu City Police Office.
Past 11 a.m., Alega heard gunshots from the other side of the firing range. When he went to check the area, he saw Camarista and Carabio.
Alega immediately informed Alama, who went to the area. Camarista and Carabio were able to present gun licenses, but they failed to present permits to transport firearms.
Under a resolution of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), security guards can carry firearms provided they are on official duty and in their uniform. After their duty, they should turn over the firearms to the guards for the next shift.
Camarista, a resident of N. Bacalso Ave., Sambag I, Cebu City and Carabio, a resident of Barangay Ibabao-Estancia, Mandaue City were detained at the Canduman Police Station.
They will be charged with violation of the Comelec gun ban at the Mandaue Prosecutor’s Office today.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 18, 2013.