Ex-village head, incumbent councilman nabbed for guns, ammos in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — A former barangay captain and an incumbent councilman of Barangay Fulgosino, Umingan, Pangasainan are now facing cases for violation of Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act following their arrest by joint police elements who raided their respective houses at about 9:00 p.m. on Friday.

Lawmen arrested ex-Barangay Captain Ramil R. Partida, 40, and his brother Juanito R. Partida Jr., 44, incumbent village councilman, on the strength of two search warrants issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC).

One caliber .45 pistol marked Cavalry with Serial No. 1001961, with inserted magazine loaded with nine pieces of live ammunition, was found from the house of Juanito. One unit of caliber .357 Smith & Wesson Springfield revolver without serial number, six live ammunition pieces, and one caliber .22 revolver with Serial No. 73518 were found by the raiders from the house premises of the former barangay captain.

The seized items were presented to the court which issued the search warrants prior to their submission to the PNP Crime Laboratory in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan for ballistic examinations.

The Partida brothers are now facing separate cases for violation of Republic Act No. 10591 of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013. PNA-northboundasia.com