IMUS CITY, Cavite – Two individuals were caught by elements of Cavite cops in two different checkpoint operations in the province on January 26, 2022, based on the report of Cavite Provincial Police Office here in Camp General Pantaleon Garcia in Barangay Poblacion.
Cavite Provincial Police Director Colonel Arnold Abad identified the suspects as Rommel Velez y Allied alias Memel, male, 35 years old, a native of Amadeo, Cavite, married, working as a transport terminal barker, and a resident of Dasmariñas City, Cavite and John Gandionco y Altarejos, 33, male, resident of Brgy. 378 Sampaloc 3, Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
Around 1:30 a.m. of January 26, 2022, members of SDEU (Station Drug Enforcement Unit) of Indang MPS under Local Police Chief Police Major Ernesto Caparas Jr conducted a buy-bust operation under PDEA-4A at Barangay Mataas na lupa, Indang, Cavite, that resulted in the arrest of the suspect.
After the buy-bust, operatives further recovered/seized another five (5) pieces of a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet suspected as shabu. Upon frisking and body search, it was also found out that the suspect has in his possession one (1) unit of caliber 38 revolver or “paltik.”
While Gandionco was arrested by the police at the ongoing Comelec Checkpoint led by Police Major Gilbert Derla, chief of the GMA Municipal Police Station at around 7:30 p.m. on January 25, 2022 at the COMELEC Checkpoint of GMA PNP in Governor’s Dive, Brgy. San Gabriel, GMA, Cavite.
A Toyota Innova van was being driven by the said suspect when authorities noticed one (1) caliber in the passenger’s seat, a 38 super colt MK IV Series 70 with serial number 708S56, a magazine containing six bullets, and a reserve magazine also containing five bullets.
The suspect identified himself as a member of the NBI and showed two NBI IDs. The said suspect was arrested and brought to the precinct along with the evidence to be charged with violating RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) related to the implementation of COMELEC Omnibus Election Code Resolution No. 10728.