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Zambales village chief nabbed for illegal possession of firearms

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These unregistered firearms and ammunition were found inside the house of village chief Eduardo Lopez Sr., 61, of Aglao in San Marcelino, Zambales. Lopez was arrested on Tuesday and he is facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and gun ban violation. (Photo by Jennifer Go/contributor)

SAN MARCELINO, Zambales — Police here on Tuesday arrested a village chief for illegal possession of firearms and several ammunition.

Found in the house of Eduardo Lopez Sr., 61, a resident of Barangay Aglao, were several unregistered firearms, including a .45-caliber Colt pistol, a .25-caliber pistol, and a gauge shotgun.

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Police also recovered from Lopez’s possession more than 200 live ammunition.

The village official is facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban.  /kga

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