This pertains to the arrest of Brgy. Captain ALBERT E ESPINA for Violation of RA 10591 otherwise known as the Firearms and Ammunition Law that about 7:50 PM of September 23, 2018, elements of DIAPCO, RMFB 11 arrested Albert E Espina, 36 years old, married, resident of Brgy. Sto Niño, Kidapawan City and the incumbent brgy captain of the said place.
Accordingly, the said suspect was caught in possession of firearm with expired license after his vehicle, nissan navara color blue bearing plate number OY1978 was flagged down by PNP personnel of DIAPCO, manned by RMFB 11 during the checkpoint and inspection at Davao International Airport, Davao City.
Recovered from the suspect were one (1) unit falc0n shooter caliber .45 pistol with serial number f11062524, 3 steel magazines and live ammunitions. Subsequently, the said evidence seized will be turned over to Regional Crime Laboratory 11 Office for Ballistic Forensic Examination.
The suspect was brought to Sasa Police Station of the Davao City Police Office for some questions, documentation and further said Brgy Captain will be subjected for medical examination pending his temporary detention at said police station while a case in violation of the provision of the special laws on RA 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms Law is being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutor’s Office, Davao City through inquest proceedings.
PCSUPT MARCELO CASABUENA MORALES, Regional Director, PRO 11 lauded and commended the personnel of RMFB 11 and troops manning the checkpoint for instituting the Rule of Law against the Brgy Captain that made him be questioned of said possession with expired license and absence of any necessary legal documents to present during the inspection at the said checkpoint. It is therefore vital to get up close with the throrough inspection and identification of the passengers of the egress and ingress of the Davao International Airport as one of the vital installations to protect and for everyone’s safety and security as we intensify our PRO 11’s campaign against Loose Firearms in the region. This operation is also in line with the directives from National Headquarters and further as the National Election is fast approaching.