'Gang toughie' arrested in Busay

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A 28-YEAR-OLD man believed to be toughie of Abella Gang that operates in Cebu City was arrested by virtue of a warrant in Sitio Tarcom, Barangay Busay, Cebu City on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

William "Junjun" Banono, 28, a resident of Sitio Tarcom, yielded a sling bag containing a .45 pistol with eight bullets and 135 medium packs of substance believed to be shabu during the operation.

The operation was headed by Police Lieutenant Colonel Hector Amancia of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Cebu Field Unit, in coordination with the Cebu Mobile Force Company and the Regional Intelligence Unit.

The target of the operation, Arniel Abella, leader of Abella Gang, and his brother only identified as RJ escaped arrest.

The two are reportedly members of a gun-for-hire group and have pending cases for murder, homicide and violation of Republic Act 10591, or illegal possession of firearms. (BBT, TPT)