Cotabato official, village chairman ARRESTED for guns


COTABATO CITY: The Philippine National Police (PNP) and anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested in separate operations a South Cotabato provincial board member and a barangay (village) chairman in Polomolok town for possession of unlicensed guns and grenades. Supt. Romeo Galgo Jr., Police Regional Office (PRO-12) chief, on Wednesday identified the arrested officials as Juner Coronado, chairman of Barangay Koronadal Proper and Vicente Yungco Jr., chairman of Barangay Poblacion,
also president of Liga ng mga Barangay in South Cotabato and an ex-officio member of the provincial board.
No prohibited drugs were carried by the suspects. Seized from Coronado were a fragmentation grenade and three rounds of ammunition while Yungco’s home yielded a caliber 9mm Browning pistol, a 12 gauge shot gun and ammunition for both rifles, as well as an air gun Squires Bingham and a carbon dioxide tank.


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