Cops apprehend gang member

Photo by CIDG-Davao

AN ALLEGED member of Avila Criminal Group was arrested around 2 a.m. Monday, November 25, in Purok 1, Barangay 5-A, Bankerohan, Davao City.

The suspect was identified as Sayde Mindalano Ampaso alias "Saydamin." He was allegedly involved in gun-running, peddling of illegal drugs, robbery, and extortion in Davao City and neighboring provinces.

Ampaso was arrested by personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Davao City Field Unit (CIDG-Davao) in coordination with San Pedro Police Station.

Several firearms were confiscated from his possession including two units .38 caliber revolver without serial number, five pieces live ammunition for caliber .38 revolver, and one-piece sling bag.

The suspect was brought to CIDG-Davao for booking and documentation and later turned over to San Pedro Police Station for custody.

"We have manned the subject for several months ago because of reports and information that he has several firearms and a member a criminal gang," CIDG-Davao Police Major Milgrace Driz said.

Ampaso will face charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law.


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