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2 cops nabbed for selling gun with expired license

By: - Reporter / @nestleCDN
/ 11:55 AM February 27, 2019
policemen arrested for selling a firearm with an expired license

Senior Supt. Royina Garma, Cebu City Police Office director, tells the media about the arrest of two of her policemen for selling a firearm with an expired license. Junjie Mendoza, Inquirer Visayas

CEBU CITY — Two policemen were arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly selling a firearm with an expired license.

The suspects were identified as PO1 Oliver Navarro of the city’s Mobile Patrol Group and PO2 Redzon Baguion of the Fuente police station.

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The two policemen were detained at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7) pending the filing of charges for violating the gun ban.

The two will also face administrative charges at the National Police Commission.

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Senior Supt. Royina Garma, CCPO chief, said Baguion asked Navarro to sell his firearm to a civilian who turned out to be an undercover policeman from the CIDG-7.

She pointed out that there was a process that must be followed when selling a firearm which the two policemen didn’t comply with.

Navarro and his two friends met up with the undercover policeman outside a hotel on F. Ramos Street in Cebu City.

The three were arrested for gun ban violation after the two civilians were caught with a firearm each.

Navarro later told investigators that the .45 caliber pistol he was trying to sell belonged to Baguion, prompting the latter to surrender to face charges.

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