3 gunrunners arrested

March 03, 2019

THREE suspected members of a gunrunning syndicate were arrested in an entrapment operation shortly after midnight yesterday in Valenzuela City.

Valenzuela police chief Col. David Nicolas Poklay identified the suspects as Roderick Santos, 26, of Sabalo St., Caloocan City; Reynel Roxas, 23, vendor of Kabulusan Dos, Caloocan City and Eduardo Matias, 25, of Pasco Street, Bgy. Tonsuya, Malabon City.

Investigation showed that at around 12:30 a.m., elements of Valenzuela City police conducted an entrapment operation against the suspects along T. Concepcion St., Bgy. Marulas.

Col. Poklay said an undercover cop acted as buyer of an unlicensed firearm after more than a week of surveillance.

When the suspect handed an unlicensed cal. 22 magnum to a poseur-buyer in exchange for a P500 marked money, operatives immediately pounced on them.