WV PNP arrests 3 on first day of gun ban

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The first day of a gun ban for the May 2019 midterm elections led to the arrest of aleast three persons in Western Visayas.

Police arrested Antonio Francisco, 45, of Barangay Canajaban in Calinog, Iloilo, during a checkpoint operation at 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Francisco was caught carrying a cal-.38 handgun with ammunition during the checkpoint operation conducted by Calinog police and the Calinog Commission on Election officer.

In Barangay San Rafael in Dumalag (Capiz), police arrested Gil Halang Jr., 45, at 1:30 a.m., for allegedly brandishing a handgun while at a community dance.

Barangay tanods were alerted to Halang by a group of teenagers. Seized from him following the hot pursuit operation was a cal-.45 pistol.

The third arrest was that of Djna Licera, 54, of Barangay Amamaros, Pototan, Iloilo, during a sting operation.

Seized from Licera were seven sachets of suspected methamphetamine (shabu), P100 in marked money, and a cal-.45 pistol.