Chinese smoker held for firearm

September 29, 2019

A Chinese national who was accosted by police for smoking in public found himself in bigger trouble when he yielded an unlicensed firearm Saturday evening in Pasay City.

Yin Xuan Sun, 22, with given address at Chendu, Sichuan, China will be facing, not only charges for violating City Ordinance 6012 or Smoking in Public Place but also for violation of R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act after elements of Baclaran Police Community Precinct (PCP) recovered from him one unit of unregistered Llama cal.7.65mm with magazine loaded with three live ammunition.

Pasay police chief P/Col. Bernard Yang said instead of a stern warning or a fine ranging from P500 to P1,000 for smoking in public place, the suspect will be facing the penalty of prison mayor or six to twelve years of imprisonment if found guilty of violating R.A 10591.

Investigation showed that while elements of Baclaran PCP composed of P/SSgt. Jefferson Vidal and P/Cpl. Jett Morillo were conducting foot patrol along Taft Avenue Extension at around 10 p.m. they noticed Sun while smoking in a public place.

When frisked, Sun yielded an unlicensed gun that prompted the policemen to place him under arrest.