Calatrava man nabbed for violating gun ban

A Calatrava resident was arrested for causing alarm and possessing a firearm at a resto bar in Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, early Monday morning, September 18.

Furtunato Masota, 38, of Brgy. Malatas, Calatrava, was arrested for violating Republic Act 10591 or the Guns and Ammunition Regulations Act and the Commission on Elections gun ban, the police said.

A concerned citizen called the San Carlos police as the suspect was causing a disturbance while drinking at the resto bar.

The responding police caught the suspect in the act of holding a firearm without pertinent documents.

Recovered from the suspect was a 9mm Norinco 1911 caliber pistol with two magazines and 14 live ammunition.

Masota is now detained at the San Carlos City Police Station.*

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