Trigger-happy farmer nabbed over hot gun

A farmer who was reported to the police by neighbors for repeatedly firing a gun in his backyard has been arrested after a search of his house yielded a loaded revolver.

Armed with a search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court in Virac, elements of the San Andres police headed by PLt. Francis Tabo I and the 1st Catanduanes Mobile Force Company surprised the 60-year old farmer, Edwin Flores Lucero, also known as “Tuwad,” in his home in sitio Bigajo, barangay Codon at 4 A.M. of July 23, 2021.

In the space under his bed, the police found a Cal. 38 revolver loaded with four bullets.

Barangay officials witnessed the search, with the suspect and his gun now in the custody of the police station.

The police later filed against Lucero a criminal charge for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

In connection with the incident, the Catanduanes police reminded the public of the documents and process needed to legalize ownership and possession of a firearm, with the licensed holder obliged to comply with gun safety guidelines so as to keep the public from any possible danger or harm.

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