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Lanao del Norte mayor arrested for possession of guns, explosives

/ 08:28 PM August 19, 2017

DAVAO CITY — Police in Ozamiz City on Saturday arrested the mayor of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte and three others after they were found in possession of guns and explosives.

In a report, the Ozamiz City police said Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos of Kolambugan was on a pickup truck with three other males and were entering the port of Ozamiz when flagged down at a checkpoint.

Mañigos had told investigators he was returning to his town via a ferry and that the four firearms were licensed.

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However, the Ozamiz police said, upon verification, it turned out that the guns had expired licenses.

Also allegedly recovered from Mañigos’ vehicle were four grenades.

The mayor and his three companions – who turned out to he his bodyguards – were detained at the Ozamiz City Police Station while charges were being prepared against them. –Allan Nawal /atm

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