Police nab gun-firing cop

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Friday, February 28, 2014

A POLICE was caught with eight heat-sealed sachets of what authorities suspected as methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) after allegedly firing a gun due to an altercation with his wife Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Arrested was Police Officer 3 Arnel Acero, a resident of Zone 4, Barangay Bugo and assigned at Cugman Police Station.

The arrest was made 10 hours after members of Puerto Police Station launched “Oplan Bakal Sita.” In that period, guns and marijuana were seized.


Senior Inspector Jeopet Paglinawan, Puerto police chief, told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro Thursday that Acero was arrested following a tip from an informant. A gun and suspected illegal drugs were seized from his possession.

Police seized

Paglinawan said Acero was arrested previously because of a drug-related case.

Police report stated that Acero fired a .9mm caliber pistol after a quarrel with his wife in Zone 4.

The arresting officers confiscated one magazine and 14 ammos and a bullet shell from the suspect.

Along with the government-issued firearms, the police seized from Acero an estimated two grams of alleged shabu with a street value of around P10,000.

Paglinawan said the amount they found is too much for the suspect’s own consumption.

The suspect is now detained at Puerto Police Station for further investigation.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 28, 2014.

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