A 27-YEAR-OLD online seller who was one of the riders flagged down at a police checkpoint was arrested for carrying an unlicensed gun Tuesday evening in Malabon City.
Aside from violating R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act, Persius Corrales of 354 Everlasting St, Bgy. NBBS Proper, Navotas city will also be charged with violating Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code or Usurpation of Authority after he introduced himself as a police officer.
Malabon police investigators P/SSgt. Jose Romeo Germinal II and P/SSgt. Ernie Baroy said Corrales was one of the riders on board his color red Nmax motorcycle that were flagged down by elements of Malabon Police Sub-Station 6 in a police checkpoint at the corner of C-4 Road and Leoño St., Bgy. Tañong around 9:20 p.m. for routine checks when he introduced himself as a police officer assigned at the District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) of Northern Police District (NPD).
When P/Lt Ap Sugui asked Corrales for his police identification card, the latter failed to produce any, prompting the lawmen to place him under arrest.
When policemen frisked Corrales, a caliber .45 Armscor pistol with magazine loaded with five ammunition was recovered from his possession.
Malabon police chief P/Col. Jessie Tamayao said the suspect also failed to produce the license and permit to carry outside residence of the seized firearms.