Taxi driver who figured in road accident yields gun, shabu

By Jennifer P. Rendon

From a simple road mishap, a taxi driver finds himself in a deeper hole after an unlicensed firearm and illegal drugs were found in his possession.

Michael Angki, 42, of Barangay Namocon, Tigbauan, Iloilo was initially made to answer a complaint for reckless imprudence resulting (RIR) in damage to property.

Police responded to Barangay Namocon after Angki’s Toyota Avanza taxi hit a parked Toyota Vios sedan around 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 21.

Angki was subsequently taken to Tigbauan Municipal Police Station.

He was then asked for identification papers and his vehicle’s registration documents.

It was reported that Angki was drunk when the incident happened. He allegedly acted unruly forcing policemen to place him under arrest for disobedience to an agent of person in authority.

When he was frisked, policemen recovered a sachet of suspected shabu placed inside his sling bag.

A caliber .9mm (Pietro Beretta) pistol loaded with 20 ammunition pieces was found in his car during the inspection at the police station.

Reports indicated that the suspect has been the subject of complaints in their village for the illegal discharge of a firearm.

Angki is now detained and will be charged with RIR damage to property and violation of violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).