Ex-DSB mayor’s bodyguard nabbed

A businessman, reportedly bodyguard of former Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) Mayor Joemax Ortiz, was flagged down in a checkpoint at the town along the highway of Purok Saging, Barangay Igmaya-an around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and yielded firearms.

Police Senior Inspector Joevito Bose, DSB police chief identified the victim as Renato Lacson Bunan, 54, single, of Block 1, Phase 1, Fatima Village, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession and control were a .45 caliber 1911 pistol Remington Rano Inc. with serial number 294300, chamber loaded with one ammunition for .45 caliber and magazine inserted loaded with six rounds of ammunitions for .45 caliber; two pieces magazine loaded with seven rounds bullets each of .45 caliber; one bullet proof vest and one 150 Jiangmen Haojue motorcycle with engine number 162FMJ5W1R06180 and chassis # LC6PCK4D7C0016954, without plate number.

The suspect has no pertinent documents.

He is detained at Don Salvador Benedicto PNP custodial facility.

Bose said charges will be filed against him* (Cyrus M. Garde)