Man yields gun, drugs at Pampanga checkpoint

January 29, 2023 Bernard Galang 133 views

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga — Police officers manning a checkpoint in Bataan Saturday evening arrested a motorist in possession of an unlicensed firearm and illegal drugs.

In a report to PRO3 director Brig. Gen Cesar Pasiwen, Bataan police commander Col. Romell Velasco identified the suspect as Audie Maradial, 40, of Bgy. Tugatog, Orani, Bataan.

The suspects was on a motorcycle when flagged down by Samal police in Bgy. San Roque, Samal, Bataan.

Velasco said when asked for documents, the suspect opened his motorcycle compartment and authorities saw a .45 caliber with one magazine containing three live ammunition and a large plastic sachet containing shabu worth P300,000.

Maradial also failed to present the gun’s permit.

Velasco said the suspect was arrested and was brought to the Samal police station for questioning. He is facing cases for violation of R.A. 10591 and RA 9165.

“We have been continuously beefing up our drive to recover and seize loose firearms. May this serve as a stern warning to all those who have not yet renewed their licenses or turn over their undocumented firearms to the nearest police stations for safekeeping. Stricter penalties are imposed against violators and engaging in illegal drug trading will only lead violators to prison and possessing these illegal substances is punishable by law,” Pasiwen stressed.