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Out-of-town female passenger inside IBTnabbed for illegal possession of firearm


A female bus passenger was arrested at the entrance of the City Integrated Bus Terminal in Barangay Divisoria, this city, for bringing a pistol  which was concealed inside her bag.

Police report showed that PO1 Ahmad John Hasim assigned with the IBT has apprehended Jenelyn Bacornay Canangga, 28,  single, of Solar 7041, Subanipa, Olutanga Municipality, Zamboanga  Sibugay (ZS) Province for illegal possession of firearm.

Accordingly, the X-Ray machine operator Kristopher John Aguirre was able to notice a caliber .45 Pistol hidden inside the luggage of Canangga prompting  him to inform the duty policeman PO1 Hasim about his discovery.

Divisoria Police Station (Police Station 5) report disclosed that the handgun was positively  located by PO1 Hasim which prompted him to immediately apprehend Canangga.

Canangga was detained at the police station while the pistol was turned over to PO3 Edwin Truza, investigator-on-case, for  investigation and safekeeping.

Further report claimed that the pistol belongs to the brother-in-law of Canangga identified as certain Melvin Tamanan, a member of the  Army Scout Ranger and presently on schooling.

The case is still pending further investigation. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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