Rosary vendor nabbed for gun possession

January 07, 2019

A ROSARY vendor was arrested for possession of a homemade gun Sunday afternoon in  Quiapo, Manila.

Peter Coderias, 42, of Area 3, Samadores Luzon Avenue, Old Balara, Quezon City, is now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or Illegal possession of firearm and ammunition before the Manila Prosecutors’ Office.

Prober PO1 Niel Patrick Galiza of the Manila Police District -Station 3 said the suspect was arrested beside the Quiapo Church on Quezon Boulevard at around 12:50 p.m. when police security and K9 handlers in the area noticed a black bag hanging in the right corner wall outside the church.

Coderias later admitted he owned the bag and when opened, it yielded a homemade gun and two 12-gauge bullets.