Man, knocked out in crash, arrested for breaking gun ban in Palawan

/ 03:56 PM February 11, 2019

CITY OF CALAPAN – A man, who was knocked unconscious after crashing his motorcycle, was arrested in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan province for violating the election gun ban, police said Monday.

when police found a gun in his possession, police said Monday.


Suspect Joey Saban, 41, accidentally crashed his motorcycle in Barangay (Village) Bancao-Bancao on Sunday night and fell unconscious, said Supt. Socrates Faltado, acting Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) police information officer.

A concerned citizen reported the incident to the police, who then responded to the scene.

As Saban was unconscious on the ground, policemen noticed a loaded caliber .45 pistol about a meter away from him.

Faltado said a magazine with six bullets was also recovered from Saban.

At the hospital, moments after Saban regained consciousness, police arrested him for violation of election gun ban. /kga

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