A high school student was arrested while a minor was held at a COMELEC (Commission on Elections) checkpoint in Ipil Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay at dawn Sunday, January 9, for alleged possession of a gun replica.
A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the arrested person as Earon Jay A. Mascara, 18, a high school student.
Mascara was accompanied by an unidentified minor. Both are residents of Purok Triangle Village, Barangay Sta. Cruz, Kabasalan.
The two were riding their motorcycle when they passed by a checkpoint along the national highway in Barangay Sanit at 4:15am.
Lawmen manning the checkpoint arrested Mascara after spotting a replica of a 1911 pistol tucked in the waistband of his lower apparel.
Mascara failed to present papers to authorities.
The two were brought to the Ipil Municipal Police Station for disposition.