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Cops nab fake Army soldier with illegal gun in Quezon checkpoint

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 01:07 PM January 07, 2022
Police arrested Thursday a man claiming to be a Philippine Army soldier, Quezon checkpoint

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LUCENA CITY–Police arrested Thursday a man claiming to be a Philippine Army soldier who yielded an undocumented firearm in a checkpoint in Tiaong town in Quezon province.

Colonel Joel Villanueva, Quezon police director, reported that cops attending to a checkpoint at the Maharlika Highway flagged down at 1:20 p.m. a van driven by Oliver Barra, 52, in Barangay Lalig.

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When Barra opened his bag to get his driver’s license, a policeman noticed a caliber .45 pistol and an Army uniform.

Barra of Lupi, Camarines Sur, failed to produce a “permit to carry” documents for the loaded firearm.

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Police found out that the Army identification card presented by Barra was spurious.

The detained suspect would face criminal charges, police said.

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