Alleged gunrunner nabbed in drug bust

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An alleged gunrunner was arrested in a drug bust operation at Bangga Hermilinda Homes in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Friday, November 27.

Nabbed was 60-year-old Joel de la Cruz of Grandville Subdivision Phase 2 in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

He was arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bacolod Field Unit for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition.

The CIDG said the suspect was engaged in gunrunning activities in Bacolod and adjacent cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental.

Recovered from the suspect were one .45 caliber MK IV pistol, three live ammunition and one magazine of a .45 caliber pistol, P100 marked money, 22 paper bills in different denominations as boodle money, a cellphone, a motorcycle, and a COMRAID Task Force Identification card.

The suspect is now detained at the custodial facility of the CIDG-Bacolod.*

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