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MC-riding man yields gun at checkpoint in Bulacan

March 25, 2023 Bernard Galang 242 views

CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga — Members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 on Friday arrested a motorcycle-riding man possessing an unlicensed firearm at a checkpoint in Bulacan.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., RMFB3 commander Lt. Col. Jay Dimaandal said suspect Benjie Mendoza, 42, of Bgy. 396, Tayuman, Manila, was on a motorcycle when flagged down by joint checkpoint team of the 301st-RMFB3, RSOG3 and the Meycauayan City police on MacArthur Highway, Bgy. Saluysoy in Meycauayan, Bulacan.

When asked to show pertinent documents, the suspect opened his motorcycle compartment and in plain view, authorities saw a cal. .38 revolver and six live bullets.

However, the suspect could not present any of the firearm’s legal documents.

Dimaandal said the suspect will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10591.

“We have been continuously beefing up our aggressive drive to recover and to seize loose firearms. May this serve as a stern warning to all, especially those who have not yet renewed their licenses or turned over their undocumented firearms in their nearest police stations for safekeeping. Stricter penalties are imposed against violators,” Hidalgo said.