61-year-old woman found with 3 bullets in Naia released
A 61-year old woman was ordered released by government prosecutor as it dismissed the criminal case after she was found in a possession of three bullets.
Lilly Chung, a Caticlan-bound passenger was placed under custody for possession of three bullet last Tuesday.
Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta said Chung was released for the same reason cited in the previous cases –lack of criminal intent to possess ammunition.
“She was carrying the bullets as amulets she got from a Buddhist monk,” Acosta explained.
The Prosecutor on duty at the airport ordered Chung’s release after inquest proceedings due to authorities’ failure to prove malevolent intent to possess and use the bullet for a criminal purpose.
The Public Attorney’s Office has so far helped 28 individuals caught with bullets at the airport. Complaints against 17 of the agency’s clients have been dismissed for lack of intent to possess the bullet and use it for malevolent purposes.
Public Attorney’s Office has pending motion to dismiss with the prosecutor’s office for the 11 others.
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