Macabebe cops nab suspect for illegal drugs, firearm-A A +A
Sunday, August 25, 2013
MACABEBE -- Police operatives here led by town police Chief Inspector John L. Clark arrested suspect Laurence Soriano for alleged illegal drug possession during a buy bust operation over the weekend.
Clark told Sun.Star Pampanga that Soriano now faces charges for violation of Sec.. 5, Art. II of RA 9165 and PD 1866 for illegal possession of firearms as amended by RA 8294, after police operatives found the latter to be carrying an undocumented firearm.
Soriano, 32, of Barangay Sta Lucia, Masantol was arrested after the conduct of a buy-bust operation against the suspect at Barangay Sta Rita, this town, yielding eight transparent heat-sealed plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.
Also recovered from the suspect was one .38 caliber revolver without serial number and brand name along with five live ammunition.
The suspect has undergone inquest proceedings, according to Clark.
Clark added that the operation is part of their initiative to rid the town of illegal drugs and bring wanted suspects to justice.
The police chief of Macabebe town, along with his personnel, were recently commended by Pampanga Provincial Police (PPO) officer-in-charge Senior Superintendent Oscar Abayalde for the successful arrest of the town’s second most wanted suspect recently. (With Herbert Mapiles)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 26, 2013.