Drugs & Illegal Weapon Seized In Pura, Tarlac

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Pura, Tarlac - A high caliber pistol and 2 sachets of shabu were seized by the police last Monday (April 10, 2017) in separate incidents.

According to Police Provincial Director PSSupt Ritchie Medardo Posadas, Rommel David, 26, of Block 9, San Nicolas, Tarlac City, was arrested in a buy bust operation at Barangay Estipona with 2 sachets of shabu.

While security guard Mar Albert Tamayo, 25, of Barangay Guiang, Rosales, Pangasinan, was apprehended for possessing an undocumented high powered pistol at Barangay Singat.

Apparently, Tamayo, who was riding a tricycle, had a minor vehicular accident with tricycle driver Zeus Novesteras at Barangay Poblacion 1. And on the ensuing altercation, Tamayo drew his gun against the latter and introduced himself as a policeman.

Fearing for his life, Novesteras run away but was chased by Tamayo who is “reeking of liquor”. Policemen manning a checkpoint led by SPO2 Roldan Capinpin subdued Tamayo and confiscated his firearm.

PSInsp Jose Natividad Jr, is the newly assigned chief of police of this town
David was charged of violation of Section 11 of RA 9165, a non-bailable offense. While Tamayo is facing illegal possession of firearms and usurpation of authority for introducing himself as a policeman.



PUSHER. Rommel David, 26, of Block 9, San Nicolas, Tarlac City, was arrested in a buy bust operation at Barangay Estipona, Pura, Tarlac, with 2 sachets of shabu.


The mark money and 2 sachets of shabu seized from Rommel David.


FAKE POLICEMAN. Security guard Mar Albert Tamayo, 25, of Barangay Guiang, Rosales, Pangasinan, apprehended for illegal possession of a high powered pistol at Barangay Singat, Pura, Tarlac. In a minor vehicular accident, Tamayo pulled out a gun and introduced himself as policeman.


Source: Central Luzon News Center | Nelson Bolos

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