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Former Capiz councilor nabbed for illegal gun possession

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A former Sangguniang Bayan member of Jamindan, Capiz was arrested for possession unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Authorities swooped down on the house of Patricio Vergara Villasis Sr. in Barangay Linambasan Wednesday evening.

A warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 20 Judge Judith Orindain-Tonogbanua in Mambusao authorized the search.

Recovered from Villasis was a .9mm pistol with two live ammunitions.

Police conducted the search following complaints of indiscriminate gun firing against Villasis, who was subsequently charged with violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Laws on Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act before the Capiz Provincial Prosecutors Office.