An operation was made by combined elements of CIDG-Zamboanga Del Norte, Polanco MPS, PIB-ZDN, PPSC-ZDN, and PIDMB-ZDN for the implementation of a search warrant in Barangay Lapayanbaja, Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 6:15 AM on April 24, 2017 issued by RTC Branch 6, 9th Judicial Region, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte.
This resulted in the arrest of Rolando Pedrabuena Escuadro, 56, a member of the Saggunian Bayan of Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte, resident of said place. Confiscated from him were a Norinco caliber .45 pistol bearing serial number 909271, a 12-gauge shotgun with no serial number, three caliber .45 magazines, ten rounds of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition, sixty-nine rounds of caliber .45 ammunition, a holster, eleven rounds of caliber .38 ammunition, and three spent caliber 5.56 cartridges. Subject person and the confiscated items were brought to Minaog, Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte for proper disposition.
A man was arrested by operatives of Zamboanga Police Station 11 at Betty 2, Barangay Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City at about 9:50 PM on April 23, 2017. The arrested man was identified as Jimmy Mangubat Unsali, 37, resident of said place. He was arrested for possession of an Armscor caliber .45 pistol bearing serial number 1291493 tucked in his waist, loaded with eight rounds of ammunition. The license of said firearm and his permit-to-carry fire is already expired. Said station is already preparing appropriate for filing in court.
A 33-year old man was arrested after he was seen carrying a shotgun while drinking at the plaza of Barangay Tutungon, Mutia, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 9:45 PM on April 23, 2017. The suspect was identified as Jurito G Balignot, 33, resident of above-mentioned place. Confiscated from him were a loaded home-made shotgun. The arrested person was brought to Mutia MPS for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9