On February 21, 2021, at about 3:40PM, joint personnel of Esperanza MPS led by PMAJ CARMELO D MALUBAY, OIC and 26IB Charlie Company PA led by 2LT PATRICK T PARAGAS (SC) while conducting checkpoint particularly in Sitio Puntod, Brgy. Guadalupe, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur flagged down one (1) unit red HONDA TMX Motorcycle without Plate Number attached. The said driver was identified as RECSON CUBOL PRECIOSO, 28 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Purok-2, Brgy. San Jose, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur (Member of Militia ng Bayan and SPARU Unit of GF8, NEMRC). As part of the Standard Operating Procedures undertaken by the personnel manning the checkpoint, the driver was asked to present his driver’s license and documents relative to the motorcycle. During the conduct of inspection, PNP personnel noticed a firearm protruding in the waist of driver and was described as caliber .357 revolver without serial number loaded with three (3) live ammunition but the driver failed to present any documents relative to the possession and carrying of the said firearm. Immediately, police officers manning the checkpoint confiscated the firearm and arrested the driver. Subject person was informed of his Constitutional Rights under the Miranda Doctrine and Anti-Torture Act during the arrest.
Arrested person and confiscated firearm are in the custody of Esperanza MPS for proper disposition.