Cafgu yields illegal gun, meth in Batangas

Cafgu yields illegal gun, meth in Batangas checkpoint

Cafgu yields illegal gun, meth in Batangas checkpoint

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LUCENA CITY — A motorcycle-riding member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) of the Philippine Army was caught Monday with an illegal firearm and shabu (crystal meth) after a brief chase with police in Tuy town in Batangas province.

The Region 4A police reported on Tuesday, July 9, that cops conducting “Oplan Sita,” a routine anti-criminality inspection, flagged down “Ariel” in Barangay Luntal at 8:50 p.m. for driving without a crash helmet.

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While the authorities were inspecting the vehicle’s documents, the rider suddenly fled, prompting the policemen to give chase until he was cornered.

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During the routine frisking, the police found the suspect carrying an undocumented caliber .45 pistol loaded with two bullets, one empty magazine for the same pistol, and a sachet of shabu worth P18,360.

The suspect was also found with a Cafgu identification card.

The suspect was placed under police custody and is facing criminal charges including violating the firearms law and the anti-drugs law.

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