Armed man pretending to be cop nabbed in Olongapo
OLONGAPO CITY — A jobless man who claimed to be a police officer was caught carrying a gun, a grenade and illegal drugs here on Wednesday (Feb. 1), according to a belated report.
The police accosted Wilfredo Soria, 40, who was inside a parked car along the national highway in Barangay (village) Barretto, after a concerned citizen reported the presence of a suspicious individual in the area, said Senior Insp. Walter Primero, commander of the Police Station 6 here.
Soria claimed he was a police officer assigned at the Subic Municipal Police Station but was unable to present documents to prove he was a member of the police there.
Soria was carrying a .45-Armscor hand gun, loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition, a hand grenade, and two plastic sachets containing alleged shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).
The suspect is facing multiple charges, for violating Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002; R.A. No. 9516 which penalizes the illegal possession of explosives; and R.A. No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. SFM
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