Ex-barangay chief held for gun, bullets

TALUGTOG, Nueva Ecija -- A former barangay chairman in this town was arrested after a search operation on his house yielded an unlicensed pistol with several bullets on Thursday here.

Police Col. Leon Victor Z. Rosete, provincial police chief, identified the nabbed ex-barangay chairman as Jerry Zulueta, 55, alias Balong, of Bgy. Culiat.

He was collared by a search team led by Capt. Ernesto Andres Jr. at 5:30 a.m.

Rosete said his men implemented a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 10591 issued by Judge Frazierwin V. Viterbo, of the Guimba Regional Trial Court Branch 33 against the suspect which yielded a positive result.

Seized from the suspect’s premises was a cal. 9mm pistol with magazine assembly loaded with 31 bullets.