Friday, March 16, 2018

Cops arrest Badoc gunsmith for illegal guns

Staff reporter
Badoc, Ilocos Norte—The police arrested a suspected unlicensed gunmaker at Brgy. Ar-arusip, in this town.

The police nabbed farmer Jimmy Salvacion, 47 in his shanty on by joint operatives of the Badoc police, Crime Investigation and Detection Group and the Ilocos Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company.

P/Sr. Insp. Joseph Tayaban of the Badoc police reported seized items include different types of long and small firearms, various live ammunitions, and gun-making equipment. The Badoc police is still assessing the estimated worth of the confiscated items.

The police used a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Nida Alejandro of Branch 12, Laoag City.

In December last year, a tipster reported to the police about Mr. Asuncion’s alleged activity.

As of this posting, the police brought the confiscated items to the Badoc police station after which they turned it over to the Ilocos Norte Crime Laboratory Office in Laoag City for ballistic examination.

According to the Badoc police, a case for violations of Republic Act 10591 or the so-called Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act is now being prepared against the suspect.

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