A 40-year-old suspect was arrested by authorities at Brgy. Cantorna, Monreal, Masbate early this morning for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

MARNIE LIGNES Y CANTELA was arrested at his residence at around 4:30 AM by personnel of Monreal MPS (lead unit), 503rd Bravo Coy Regional Mobile Force Battalion 5 and Regional Special Operation Task Group 5 by virtue of Search Warrant No. 2022-07, issued by Hon. Judge Arturo Clemente B. Revil of Fifth Judicial Region, RTC Branch 50, San Jacinto, Masbate dated June 23, 2022 for Violation of Rule V, Section 28 of RA 10591.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession were one caliber .45 pistol TM: “Colt MK IV” without serial number with inserted magazine loaded with five live ammunition and one spare magazine loaded with five live ammunition for the same caliber of firearm.

Lignes including the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to Monreal MPS for proper disposition.

“The PNP’s anti-criminality campaign will continue to toughen its measures to include confiscation of loose firearms which can be used in illegal activities”, PLTGen Danao said.