PNP revokes gun license of abusive Customs employee

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said that it has already revoked the gun license of an employee of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) who figured in a shooting incident following a traffic altercation last month in Pasay City.

PNP Spokesman, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., said the Firearms and Explosive Division (FED) has revoked last February 1 the license for Paulino Elevado’s .40-caliber Taurus pistol.

With the revocation of the firearm’s license, the PNP spokesman said Elevado will no longer or disqualified to have or apply for a new license.

CCTV cameras recorded the January 21 car chase between Elevado who is driving a Porsche Carrera4 sports car and the 20-year-old student driving a Toyota Innova AUV.

Security personnel of the nearby hotel also recounted how Elevado and his friend Florencio Bato allegedly beat up the student and his companion after the car chase.

Elevado had been sacked and is placed under investigation by Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon after the incident came into fore in the media.

Elevado is also undergoing a lifestyle check to verify on how come he owns a multi-million peso worth of a luxury sports car despite of having only a P10,000 monthly paycheck. Anthony Vargas

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