Bizman nabbed for poll gun ban violation


GAPAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — A 42-year-old businessman from this city is the first violator of the gun ban in connection with the forthcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE).

Dennis Beley, resident of Barangay San Roque of this southern Nueva Ecija city, yielded a cal. 45 pistol “with inserted magazine and three live ammunition,” police said.

Supt. Peter Madria, Gapan City police chief, said Beley was on board a Mitsubishi L300 van (ATA 3451) when he was flagged down in a checkpoint in Barangay Sto. Cristo at around 1:05 a.m. Saturday, barely an hour after the election period took effect.

“Beley voluntarily opened the sling bag with the gun and had subsequently presented pertinent documents,” Madria said.

He said all gun permits are temporarily suspended due to election ban.

The suspect is now facing charges of violation of Omnibus Election Code. Marilyn Galang/