Former convict caught with gun is back in jail in Cebu City
CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Police have filed illegal possession of firearm charges against a former convict who was caught with an unlicensed gun on December 9 in C. Padilla St., Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City.
Authorities identified the suspect as Roger Compacion, 38 years old, of Alaska, Barangay Mambaling in Cebu City.
Compacion was arrested after authorities received a report of an armed man along C. Padilla St. at past 3 a.m. on December 9.
Authorities flagged Compacion, who was driving a motorcycle, with his live-in partner as the backrider.
During the inspection, they allegedly found a loaded .38 caliber revolver in Compacion’s possession.
Aside from that, a bullet was also found inside the pocket of Compacion’s pants.
According to authorities, Compacion had earlier been released from prison after allegedly serving time for illegal possession of illegal drugs and illegal possession of firearms.
Authorities are checking if Compacion was allegedly a gun-for-hire.
The suspect was detained at the Mambaling Police Station detention cell.
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