BULACAN policemen manning a checkpoint in Doña Remedios Trinidad municipality late Wednesday evening intercepted three men found to be carrying guns and an estimated P1.5 million worth of shabu, a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel said yesterday.
Local police director Sr. Supt. Chito Bersaluna said that suspects Joselito Isidro, 30; and Florida Alipio, 46, both residents of Bgy. Poblacion, Baliuag, and Jerome Jay Niño Silverio, 26, of Bgy. San Pedro in Bustos municipality, were in a Mitsubishi Lancer when accosted by policemen and Army soldiers manning a gun ban checkpoint in Bgy. Pulong Sampalok at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Officers questioned the car driver when they saw him without an upper garment. The suspect also failed to present a driver’s license.
The three were surrounded when police saw in plain view an Ingram machine pistol on the driver’s seat.
As they searched further, police recovered a bag containing a cal. 9mm semi-automatic pistol and six plastic sachets containing some 210 grams of the “poor man’s cocaine” valued at P1.5 million.
The suspects face charges for violation of Section 5 (transporting) and Section 11 (possession) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law of 2013 in relation to the Omnibus Election Code, and RA 4136 or the Anti-Carnapping Act.