4 more gun ban violators arrested PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:01

Four more gun ban violators were arrested in three separate places last Thursday and Wednesday.

Egien Damma y Irak, married, of Sacol Island, was arrested by men of the Sacol Police Station led by Chief Insp Nonito Asdai and soldiers of the Army’s 12DRC last Thursday afternoon.

Asdai said they were conducting patrol along the shoreline of Tigtabon when they spotted Damma acting suspiciously as he roamed the vicinity of the elementary school.

The lawmen immediately cornered Damma and found a 45. caliber pistol in his possession.

Damma could not produce documents that would allow him to possess and carry gun.

Omaidi Salain alias Maidi, 18, of Isabela City and Basim Asmawil y Eisma alias Bas, 24, of Tuburan, Basilan, were arrested at a checkpoint of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company under Supt. William Gadayan in Sta. Catalina last Thursday night.

Recovered from their possession were a .45 caliber pistol loaded with four rounds of ammunition and a super 380 caliber with five rounds of ammunition.

A police report disclosed that Salain and Asmawil were aboard an Isuzu Crosswind with plate number NGO 618 that was stopped at the checkpoint. Policemen police spotted them carrying firearms.

The two could not produce documents that would exempt them from the Comelec gun ban.

Raffy Gutierez y Marcial, 25, of Sto. Niño, Tumaga was arrested by men of the Sta. Maria Police Station last Wednesday night.

A police report showed that Edwin Samson and Regalado Rebollos were standing outside the Sta. Maria Police Station around 10 p.m. when Gutierez appeared and tried to stab the former without much ado.

Samson was able to parry the knife blow that resulted in the arrest of Gutierez.

Gutierez was detained at the Sta. Maria Police Station. Police have readied charges of attempted homicide and violation of the Comelec gun ban against him.

Under the omnibus election code-gun ban, deadly weapons are included in the provision of the law. – Dan Toribio Jr.