Masbate village leader nabbed– PNP

MANILA, Philippines – Police on Monday arrested a village official in Masbate province for illegal possession of firearms as authorities continues to crack whip on loose firearms, police reports said Tuesday.

Initial reports in Camp Crame identified the arrested local official as Cristituto Riva, chairman of Barangay Dayhagan in Aroroy town of said province.

The reports said the village chairman was arrested at around 4:30 pm by Masbate Provincial Police at a checkpoint at Brgy. Kinamaligan in Masbate City.

At the checkpoint, police were able to seized from the village an undocumented .45 caliber pistol with six live ammunition.

The reports said that the arrested village official was taken to the Masbate Provincial Police Office for proper disposition.

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