Police arrest ex-Zambales town mayor for illegal possession of firearms

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Police arrest former San Antonio mayor Romeo Lonzanida after they find unregistered firearms in his home

ZAMBALES, Philippines – Police on Tuesday, October 22, arrested a former mayor of San Antonio for alleged illegal possession of firearms. 

Police went to the house of former mayor Romeo Lonzanida, 85, in Barangay Burgos in San Antonio at 3 am to serve a search warrant, which yielded unregistered firearms and ammunition.

Seized from Lonzanida’s possession were M14 rifle with magazine and ammunition and a 5.56-caliber Colt AR-15. 

Captain Marvin Domacena, San Antonio police chief, said the operation was led by the personnel of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group.

Authorities later learned that Lonzanida had outstanding arrest warrants for a graft conviction.

In 2003, the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan found Lonzanida guilty of falsification of  public documents. The Supreme Court affirmed his conviction with finality in 2010. – Rappler.com

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