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3 gun ban violators nabbed in Bulacan

19 Jan 2022, 22:03 GMT+10

CAMP GEN. ALEJO S. SANTOS, Bulacan - Three individuals were arrested in separate police operations in this province for violating the gun ban on Tuesday.

The gun ban is enforced by the Commission on Elections in connection with the May 9 polls.

In a police report on Wednesday, Col. Rommel Javier Ochave, acting provincial director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said the suspects were identified as Kyle Christian Mendones, of Barangay Lias, and Nomer Mendoza, of Barangay Ibayo, both in Marilao town, and Marcelo Yambot, a former barangay watchman of Barangay San Agustin, San Miguel town.

The Marilao police launched "Oplan Sita" along Lias Road after receiving an intelligence report that Mendones often carried a gun and illegally fired it in Barangay Lambakin which alarmed the residents.

During verification, Ochave said Mendones failed to present pertinent documents for his .45-caliber pistol and motorcycle.

Meanwhile, an anti-illegal drug operation by the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of the Marilao police resulted in the arrest of Mendoza, who yielded six sachets of suspected shabu, a .38-caliber revolver loaded with three cartridges, a belt bag, and buy-bust money.

Yambot was arrested by the San Miguel police for illegally discharging a firearm in front of his house.

Police officers saw Yambot holding a .38 revolver and ordered to surrender his firearm.

However, the suspect pointed the gun to his head and fired.

Police rushed him to the hospital and was later declared to be in stable condition by the attending physician.

The suspects will be facing appropriate criminal complaints before a trial court. (PNA)

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