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Notorious gang member arrested in Ilocos Sur

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By Freddie Lazaro

CAMP PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur – Police operatives have arrested a security guard suspected to be a member of the notorious Igne-Rosete Group which is engaged in gun-for-hire and illegal drug activities during an entrapment operation in Sinait, Ilocos Sur on Wednesday.

Police identified the arrested suspect as Marwin Macugay, 30, a security guard residing in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Sinait, Ilocos Sur.

Police said the suspect, a considered high value target level 2, was caught in possession of a hand grenade and a caliber .38 revolver with 8 live bullets during the entrapment operation.

The suspect is now under police custody while cases for violation of RA 10591or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act;” RA 9516 – “Unlawful Manufacture, Sales, Acquisition, Disposition, Importation or Possession of an Explosive or Incendiary Device;” and violation of COMELEC gun ban are being readied against him.

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