By Mortz C. Ortigoza
DAGUPAN CITY- This city’s police chalked up another feather on their cap after a suspected gunrunner fell recently in a sting operation they launched in Bararangy (Village) Bonuan Gueset here.
LOOSE FIREAMS: A police officer in Dagupan City inventories the confiscated two undocumented .38 caliber revolvers confiscated from alleged gun runner Eric B. Tajeda who was apprehended near his residence in Eastern Blue Beach in Brgy. Bonu-an Gueset, Dagupan City. Chief Supt. Christopher Abrahano, the city police chief, said the arrest of Tajeda through a poseur-buyer was a result of diligent police sleuthing of his intelligence operatives.
This city’s chief of police Supt. Christopher Abrahano told Northern Watch that the apprehended gunrunner was Eric B. Tajeda, 28 years old, married, a tri-bike driver, and a resident of Eastern Blue Beach of the said village.He said Tajeda was arrested by operatives of this city’s police intelligence near his residence at around 11:50 Am, May 16, 2014, after he sold two (2) undocumented .38 caliber revolvers to an undercover peace officer. The suspect was collared after he could not show license and permit to carry firearms (PTC) documents.
Abrahano said his intelligence operatives got wind of Tajeda’s gun running activities after they were tipped off by concerned citizens in the area.
He said the apprehension of Tajeda was the result of diligent sleuthing of his operatives.
"The revolvers will be submitted to PNP Crime Laboratory and subjected to firearms forensic examination. We want to find out if these weapons were used in other crimes." Abrahano stressed.
The suspect is presently under the custody of this city’s police station while he faces charges of violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunitions Regulation Act.