Two supporters arrested for firearms possession Print
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 11:56

Two supporters of a barangay candidate were arrested for firearms possession in Barangay Langilan, San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur last Sunday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the suspects as 44-year old Miguel Dalam Ganacan and 22-year old Epifanio Lumisay Inso.

Prior to the arrest, residents in the area reported the presence of armed men in Purok 3, Barangay Langilan at around 10am last Sunday.

The  two men, who were spotted carrying firearms, tried to escape upon seeing the responding policemen but were later on arrested by authorities.

Investigation showed that the suspects were relatives of Rosendo Suela, a PDP-Laban candidate who is running against incumbent barangay chairman Charlito Mogalin of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

The two suspects allegedly went to the area with their firearms to support Suela’s candidacy.

The suspects are now detained at the San Miguel Municipal Police Station while facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591.  (L. Jocson)