*Foreign Nationals, Nabbed for Election Gun Ban Violation*
The National Capital Region Police Office Chief, PMGEN FELIPE R NATIVIDAD, lauds the elements of the Southern Police District-Tambo Police Sub-station 2, Parañaque City Police Station, for their immediate response which resulted to the arrest of a Malaysian National identified as Andrew Too Teck Wee aka Andy Lozada y Lim, 34 years old, residing at Sta Cruz Laguna and a Chinese National named Zheng Yi, 29 years old and a resident of Makati City.
According to the initial report, the suspects entered the VIP Lobby entrance of Okada Resorts and Casino, New Seaside Drive, Barangay Tambo, Paranaque City, on May 10, 2022 at about 10:53 PM.
In line with the security protocol of the establishment, their bags underwent inspection through the x-ray machine. Thereafter, the security x-ray operator saw a gun inside one of the bags of claimed to be owned by suspect Zheng Yi through the monitor.
Consequently, the security officer immediately called his supervisor and informed him about the incident. The suspects however tried to escape but they were cornered by Okada security personnel and were brought to Okada Security office for investigation.
Relatedly, the Okada security called Tambo Police Substation 2 to refer the incident and request for police assistance. The duty security officer together with the responding police officers demanded for the documents of the gun but the suspects failed to show any.
Hence, the suspects were arrested and one Taurus caliber .40 pistol model PT 24/7 Pro with serial number SCP38509 together with five pieces caliber .40 live ammunitions were seized.
The suspects were taken under custody by Paranaque City Police pending the filing of appropriate complaints against them.
“Binabati ko po ang ating mga kasama sa Southern Police district-Tambo Substation 2 sa mabilis na pagresponde sa insidenteng ito sa kanilang nasasakupan. Nagawa nila ito sa kabila ng ilang buwan ng puyat at pagod sa pagbabatay sa seguridad at kapayapaan ng halalan mula pa noon Enero ng taong kasalukuyan. Lubos akong nagagalak sa sigasig at dedikasyon na inyong ipinamalas.” Wika ni PMGEN NATIVIDAD