Police nabs village official for illegal gun possession

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POLICE arrested a village official for illegal possession of a firearm at a checkpoint in suburban village in Iloilo City, early Saturday, police reports said.

Western Visayas police director, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., identified the arrested village official as Roel Diaz, 50, married and resident of Tumcon Ilaya, Pototan, Iloilo.

The police official said Diaz was nabbed by a police team led by Insp. Raymund Delijiro at a checkpoint at Brgy. Butatala, Jaro district in Iloilo City.

Cruz, quoting reports said that Diaz was driving a red Kawasaki motorcycle when he was stopped by the police for a routine inspection at the said checkpoint.

While at the checkpoint, police, in plain view, saw a fully loaded .45 caliber pistol at the possession of the said village official, reports said.

The police reports said that the village official failed to present documents for the firearms prompting police to arrest him.

Authorities are now checking if the said firearm was license and if the village official was issued such documents, reports said.

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