‘Gunrunner’ caught selling cal. 38 revolver

Operatives of the Manila Police District-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team entrapped the other night a 28-year-old man in Vitas, Tondo for gunrunning.

P/Maj. Edward Samonte, chief of MPD-SMaRT, identified the suspect as Babymar Salatandol, a gunsmith.

A policeman bought from Salatandol a cal. 38 revolver for P5,500 and arrested him immediately after the money and merchandize changed hands.

Samonte said they got a tip that the suspect had been selling guns that are surely being used for criminal activities as they are unlicensed.

The suspect will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, at the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.

Meanwhile, the city government of Manila extended cash assistance to all fire victims in the city, with Mayor Honey Lacuna leading the distribution.

March is Fire Prevention Month.

Lacuna said that while the cash aid from the city government may not be much, it will still help families displaced by fires in starting start anew.

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