5 arrested for firearms, drugs possession

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Monday, May 19, 2014


FIVE people were nabbed for illegal possession of firearms and prohibited drugs in three separated areas in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Monday.

Arrested were Jay-Ar Solatorio, 17; Enriquito Daniel, 53; Jhomar Pantaleon; Asrenerio Laresma, 46; and Camsali Borda, 43.

The police said that Solatorio was arrested around 1:25 a.m. Sunday by patrolling policemen along Pajares Avenue in the village of Santiago, Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur.

Confiscated from Solatorio's possession was an undocumented homemade .38 caliber revolver with ammunition, the police said.

Daniel was arrested around 11:20 p.m. Saturday at the residence of Warlita Coraza in the village of Kapatagan, Vicenzo Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur, the police said.

Daniel's arrest came after the police was tipped off that he was carrying a handgun. Confiscated from his was an unlicensed .9-mm pistol.

Pantaleon, a habal-habal driver, and his two passengers, Laresma and Borda, were arrested at a checkpoint around 5 a.m. Saturday at purok Malinawon in the village of Poblacion, San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur.

They were nabbed after the policemen confiscated from Borda an unlicensed caliber .45 pistol with seven live ammunition, as well as six sachets of suspected shabu.

Also confiscated from Borda’s possession were four rolled aluminum foil and P495 cash, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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