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NoCot trader nabbed for unlicensed gun
Manila, Dec. 27 -- Police in the North Cotabato town of Makilala arrested a businessman for illegal possession of firearms on Wednesday. Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police provincial director, identified the suspect as Louie Catotal Pineda, 44, a resident of Barangay Dagupan, Makilala, North Cotabato. Layugan said police manning a checkpoint in Barangay Poblacion noticed Pineda acting suspiciously as he approached the road barrier at about 10 a.m. on board a white Nissan pickup with license plate TNO-687. Chief Insp. Johnny Rick Medel, Makilala town police chief, said Pineda failed to show documents that indicate his legal possession of a Colt Super .38-caliber pistol with ammunition. "He (Pineda) claimed the firearm was for...
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