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Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:21

A resident of Canelar was interrogated by the police for possession of a blade weapon in violation of  the Omnibus Election Law last Sunday morning.

In another incident, two persons armed with handgun were arrested for the same offense in Sulu on the same day.

Gilbert Pantaleon y Flores, 31, single of Canelar Moret was brought to Police Station 11 (Central) by Canelar Barangay Kagawad Jesus S. Balan, assisted by policemen of the Runner 5 patrol vehicle, for possession of a blade weapon.

Police said that before his arrest, Benny Boy Miranda y Cruz, 28, of Canelar Moret, Barangay Hall of Canelar reported that Pantaleon went outside of his house around 9:00 a.m.of the same day, armed with a blade weapon and threatened to kill him.

Police added that while the complainant was at the Barangay Hall, he saw Pantaleon passed by and immediately informed Kagawad Balan, who then invited the subject person to the Barangay Hall to shed light on the complaint against him.

However while having a conversation, Kagawad Balan noticed that something was bulking on Pantaleon’s waist.

At this point, the barangay official verified and found a 9-inch knife from Pantaleon’s possession.

Balan sought the assistance of the police to take the suspect to the police station.

Police have readied a case for violation of Section 32 of RA 7166 of the Omnibus Election Code against Pantaleon.

Meanwhile, Joint Task Group Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Alan Arojado disclosed that two persons were arrested at a checkpoint for possession of handgun in Barangay Tiptipon, Panglima Estino, Sulu last Sunday morning.

Arojado identified those arrested as Nadzfar Imnaji, 19, and Altano Sahidjuan, 25, both of Barangay Bagsak, Talipao, Sulu.

Troops confiscated from their possession a .45 caliber pistol with six bullets.

The suspects were nabbed while they were passing the military checkpoint aboard a motorcycle.

Arojado said that the suspects were turned over to the police for the filing of charges. – Dan Toribio Jr.