Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mahayag PNP arrests info officer for displaying gun

PAGADIAN CITY: For carrying his unlicensed firearm in these parts, a man connected with the Iligan City Information Office now faces a case for unlawful carrying.

The Mahayag Municipal Police Station said they filed Monday afternoon an inquest case of violation of RA 10591 against as Eleno G. Bacus Jr., also known as Waldo.

RA 10591 is the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

PNP provincial director S/Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre said Bacus’ record states that he is married and residing at Suarez, Iligan City.

Ecaldre added Bacus was arrested after Mahayag police conducted a body inspection on the suspect upon noticing something is bulging from his waist.

Bacus was seen roaming in the vicinity of Brgy. San Isidro Sunday afternoon.

Police said Bacus failed to present any papers or permit to carry his firearm when confronted but only presented a mission order signed and issued by a certain Major Marvin W. Beltran.

Beltran, in the mission order, is said to be the commanding officer of the 12th Intelligence and Security Unit, ISAG, Philippine Army, based in Cotabato City.

Police then confiscated Bacus’ Colt caliber 45 pistol and two magazines of Cal 45 loaded with twelve live ammunitions.

He is now temporarily detained at Mahayag MPS following the filing of the case.