A 55-YEAR-old barangay captain in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, Police Regional Office 4-B director Chief Superintendent Tomas C. Apolinario Jr. reported yesterday.
Heny Geronimo Malicsi, chairman of Bgy. Maliwanag in Mansalay town, was nabbed after officers who raided his house recovered a .45 pistol with a magazine containing 10 live ammunition, a .357 revolver with 12 bullets and 15 bullets for . 9mm gun.
Apolinario said members of the Mansalay police and the Oriental Mindoro Criminal Investigation and Detection Group raided Malicsi’s residence based on a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.
The suspect is now being held at the CIDG Region 4-B office and will be charged with violation of RA 10591 after he failed to present any gun papers from the Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office.