LEGAZPI CITY, June 16 (PNA) -– Members of the Mandaon Municipal Police Station, Provincial Intelligence Bureau of the Masbate Police Provincial Office and Masbate Criminal Investigation and Detection Team arrested a man for possession of a gun, ammunition and suspected shabu in Barangay Cabitan, Mandaon, Masbate, at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Caught was Ronaldo D. Rotone from whom the law enforcers confiscated one caliber .45 model MK, two steel magazines for caliber .45, 10 live ammunition for caliber .45, one live ammunition for caliber 9mm and one black inside holster for caliber .45.
The raiding team also seized four small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing crystalline granules believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu, six strips of used aluminum foils, four used small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, four disposable lighters, two rolls of aluminum foil, one improvised tooter, two cellular phones (SKK and CKK mobiles) and cash amounting to PHP2,150 in different denominations.
The police were armed with Search Warrant Nos. T-2016-143 for violation of RA 9165 and T-2016-144 for violation of RA 10591.
Inventory of the confiscated items was made in the presence of Barangay Chairwoman Lilibeth A. Lapida and Gil Rivera, a local media practitioner.
Rotone and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to MMPS for proper disposition, while appropriate case is being prepared against the suspect. (PNA) FFC/FGS/JH/CBD