Man with unlicensed gun held

November 02, 2019

A suspected drug personality was arrested for carrying an unlicensed firearm while watching a basketball game Friday evening in Caloocan City.

Northern Police District (NPD) Director Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan said elements of District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) were conducting surveillance operation against the No. 3 Top Most Wanted Person in the Northern Police District (NPD) at around 6:30 p.m. along MRH 4 Pabahay, Sta Rita, Bgy. 188 Tala when they spotted Saude Monti, 31, jobless, of Unit 3, 3rd Floor, Bldg. 11 MRH Pabahay, with a gun tucked in his waist while watching the game.

The suspect was caught by surprise when operatives accosted him and immediately took his caliber, 38 revolver with two live ammunition after he failed to produce its license and permit to carry firearms outside the residence.

When frisked, the suspect yielded two big heat-sealed plastic sachets containing shabu weighing 100.46 grams with an estimated street value of  P684,000 and P500 cash.

Gen. Ylagan said the arrested suspect will be charged for violation of R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act and Section 11 Article II of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.