‘Habal-habal’ driver nabbed
for illegal gun possession
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Police arrested Monday afternoon the diver of “habal-habal” or motorcycle-for-hire for alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and for certain traffic violations, at a checkpoint along the national highway in Sitio Cabaron, Barangay Tagbino, Vallehermoso town.
The suspect, identified as Junrey Escora, 30, married, of Barangay Quezon in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, allegedly failed to present a driver’s license and registration papers of his motorcycle, an initial police report said.
The Vallehermoso police were conducting a mobile checkpoint Monday afternoon after a reported shooting incident in Sitio Pinapanan, Barangay Pinocawan in the town.