By Staff
Published 08:06 PM, September 23, 2021

Kawayan, Biliran— A fisherman is temporarily languishing in jail after he yielded a .38 caliber handgun and ammunition during a raid in his house about 2: 35 in the morning on Wednesday (Sept 22) in Brgy. Bulalacao, Kawayan, Biliran.

Kawayan Chief of Police Lt. Hilario Rambano III identified the suspect as Arturo Tapiz, Jr., 45, with live-in partner, fisherman, and a resident of Brgy. Bulalacao, Kawayan, Biliran.

The arrest of the suspect was by virtue of a search warrant issued by Hon. Luz P. Navarette, Presiding Judge, RTC 8th Judicial Region, Branch 16, Naval, Biliran dated September 21, 2021 for violation of R.A. 10591 (The Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).

The search in the house of the suspect was in response to a report from informants that the suspect is in possession of a short firearm that he showed this to his neighbors.

The search in the house of the suspect was made in the presence of Chairman Josias F. Aberte, of Brgy. Bulalacao, Brgy. Kagawad Amelinda L. Tapiz, and the suspect’s live-in partner, Grace C Gaviola.

After a thorough and careful search the operating team was able to recover and seize the one unit caliber .38 revolver, with serial number 231250, marked SLOBNOSE and five live ammunition for caliber .38 revolver.

The arrested suspect and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to Kawayan MPS for documentation and proper disposition. –

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