As law enforcement strictly implements Comelec Gun Ban in the whole province of Zamboanga del Norte, one vice mayoralty candidate from the municipality of Salug, Zamboanga del Norte and his companion were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and violation of Comelec Gun Ban.
Salug Municipal Police Station Chief of Police, Police Major Jose Francisco Rivero III, said that Vice Mayoralty candidate Sergio Bihag fo Pobalcion Salug and Jethro Dumayo Ybañez of Brgy. Tungawan, Zamboanga del Sur were arrested at around 3:00 in the morning on May 13, 2019 at Brgy. Pucay, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte after a concerned citizen called their office and reported the two.
Recovered from the violators were a calibre 38 revolvor and a Thompson rifle. Now, Bihag and Ybañez are under the custody of Salug Municipal Police Station for further investigation and proper documentation of the cases to be filed against them.
Police Major Jose Francisco Rivera III calls the attention of the public to abide the law or they will not be hesitant to arrest anyone proven with violations. In the previous elections, the Municipality of Salug in this province experienced election related incidents and there were even casualties. So it has been seen that the Salugnon just wanted to maintain peace and order in their municipality.