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Barangay chairman held over illegal firearm


By Lyka Manalo

MABINI, BATANGAS— A barangay chairman is now under the custody of the local police after being arrested during a police raid confiscating an M16 rifle with ammunitions here, Tuesday night.



A report from Batangas Police Provincial Office (BPPO) identified the suspect as William Magsino, 43, chairman of Barangay Pulang Lupa this town.

Reports said the local police led by the town’s chief of police, Chief Inspector Allan Nidua conducted a raid at Magsino’s house serving a search warrant issued by Judge Agripino Morga of the Regional Trial Court at San Pablo City Laguna.

Operatives seized an M16 cal.5.56 rifle and magazines with 21 ammunitions during the raid, reports said which was conducted at around 7:00 p.m.

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