Hand grenade, guns surrendered to cops

A HAND grenade was surrendered to police in Ifugao, while several hand guns were also turned over to authorities in the Cordillera following the implementation of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) gun ban.

The Ifugao Provincial Police Office (Ippo) said Joey Hampuy of Boliwong, Lagawe voluntarily surrendered one hand grenade and eight ammunition for an M203 grenade launcher to personnel of Lagawe Municipal Police Station (LMPS) on April 24.

Boliwong said the explosive and ammunition were issued to his late brother-in-law, Alfonso Lindawan Pugong, a retired Philippine Army member. He said he brought the hand grenade and ammunition home and placed them in a wooden box.

In Mountain Province, Bibiano Ayban Jr., a farmer of Barangay Patay, Sitio Ato, Sagada, voluntarily surrendered one caliber .38 revolver to Police Captain Basilio Hopdayan Jr., chief of the Sagada Municipal Police Station (SMPS).

In Abra province, Teresita Johnson, Barangay captain of Poblacion, Langiden, Abra, voluntarily surrendered one homemade shot gun and ammunition to the personnel of Langiden police.

In another report from Abra police, Dionisio Basingan, 49, barangay tanod of Bulbulala, Licuan-Baay, Abra, voluntarily surrendered one 9mm caliber and a magazine without ammunition to Police Staff Sargent Julius Manangbao.

Also in Abra, Anselmo Gallo, 50, of Lusong, Manabo, was apprehended on April 23 in his residence by virtue of a search warrant issued by Judge Marita Bernales Balloguing of Regional Trial Court Branch 20 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

Arresting officers confiscated from him one caliber .45 pistol with one magazine and eight ammunition.

In Baguio City, four gamblers were arrested on Marcos Highway, Sto. Tomas Proper, in the afternoon of April 23 after they were caught in the act of playing a card game.

Anti-illegal gambling operatives of Baguio City Police Office Station 10 identified the arrested individuals as Wilfredo Baraga Aller, 50, a resident of Sto. Tomas Proper, Baguio City; John Espartero Abgao, 31, resident of Purok 4, Dontogan, Baguio City; Gerald Dadibo Ragudo, 23, resident of Queen of Peace, Baguio City; and Martin Malicdem Ferrer Jr., 31, resident of Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet.

Confiscated items include the bet money amounting to P233 and gambling paraphernalia.


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