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Mandaue City: Man nabbed for carrying firearm, illegal drugs

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital Correspondent | March 11,2024 - 06:44 PM

Mandaue City: Man nabbed for carrying firearm, illegal drugs

A man was arrested by Mandaue City police on Sunday morning allegedly carrying a firearm and illegal drugs. | MCPO photo

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Mandaue City police arrested on Sunday morning, March 10, a man who was allegedly carrying a firearm and illegal drugs.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Mercy Villaro, spokesperson of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), said residents of Zone Ubi in Barangay Paknaan called the police to report the presence of the armed suspect in their area.

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Villaro said that when the responding policemen arrived and confronted the suspect, who is also a resident of  Sitio Ubi in Barangay Paknaan, he allegedly pushed one of the law enforcers and pulled a gun.

Another policeman fired shots at the suspect, hitting him on the shoulder and stomach, to pacify him.

“Nadaplisan siya sa iya shoulder ug tiyan, para lang mapin down siya. Gidala pod siya sa tambalanan para maayo ang iyang samad,” Villaro said.

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Illegal drugs

Mandaue City police recovered from the suspect’s possession a caliber .45 pistol with four live ammunition.

During the body frisk, they also recovered illegal drugs weighing 12 grams and worth at least P81,600 from his possession.

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As of this writing, Villarojo said they continue to investigate why the suspect was carrying a gun and illegal drugs.  Also, they are yet to determine if his gun was licensed.

Villarojo said that as soon as they finish their investigation, complaints for the violation of the Republic Act (RA) 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act and RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect.

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