Man Pretending to be Philippine Army Reservist Arrested in Cebu

NBI Arrested a Man Pretending as Philippine Army Reservist in Cebu

The operatives of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a man who allegedly pretending to be a Philippine Army Reservist in Cebu.

The suspect, Jhefferson Higoy, was apprehended by the NBI Central Visayas and charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. Higoy was arrested with many guns at his home in Barangay Marigondon, Lapulapu City, according to NBI.

Man Pretending Army Reservist
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Armed with a search warrant, NBI agents discovered three unlicensed.45 caliber handguns, a Bushmaster 5.56 rifle, and dozens of rounds of ammunition. They also discovered other allegedly forged documents, including a military identification card claiming he was a reserve “captain.”

A Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID card stating that he was a mechanical engineer was also recovered, as were several objects with military insignia. When the NBI checked his identifications, he wasn’t registered as an army reservist or as a mechanical engineer at the PRC.

“Upon verification, he is not listed as an Army reservist. We also got a certification that he is not listed at the PRC as a mechanical engineer,” said Director Renan Oliva of NBI-7. 

Based on the report, Higoy was apprehended after a complaint that he was carrying his rifle in public. Aside from charges of unlawful firearms possession, the suspect will also face charges of document falsification and usurpation of authority.

Meanwhile, Authorities arrested a man who is allegedly pretending as one of the agents of the anti-narcotic agency. The suspect is considered a high-value target drug personality in Ormoc City. The drug suspect allegedly introduced himself as an anti-narcotic agent when doing drug activities.

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