PNP-SAF member nabbed for firing gun on New Year’s Eve in Nueva Vizcaya
SANTIAGO CITY–A drunk 30-year-old special action police officer was arrested after he fired his gun indiscriminately in front of a videoke bar just an hour before the New Year celebrations in Bagabag town in Nueva Vizcaya province.
Arrested was Patrolman Loreto Padual Abrio, a member of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force-145th Special Action Company based in Lamut, Ifugao, and a native of Mercedes village in Eastern Samar Province, said Police Major Oscar Abrogena, Bagabag police chief.
Bagabag police responded to Barangay (village) Tuao North after receiving a phone call from a villager that a man wearing civilian clothes fired a gun.
Abrio, who was apparently drunk, was seen roaming in front of the videoke bar.
He was accosted and bodily searched.
He yielded his service caliber 9mm gun.
A spent bullet was also found, aside from a magazine with 13 bullets, inside his sling bag.
Abrio was placed under the custody of Bagabag police while paraffin and ballistics tests are being readied prior to the filing of administrative charges for the illegal discharge of his gun.