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Security guard arrested for carrying gun at MRT-3 station

Security guard arrested for carrying gun at MRT-3 station

MANILA, Philippines — A security guard, who was about to board a train of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), was arrested on Friday for carrying a loaded gun in her bag, the MRT-3 management said.

An initial report identified the security guard as Emelyn Batocable Zapra, 28. She was arrested at line’s Taft Avenue Station at 7:35 a.m.

Authorities found a 9 mm pistol with eight live bullets inside her bag when she entered the baggage inspection area.

The MRT-3 management said Zapra is employed by the Advance Forces Security and Investigation Services, Inc.

Zapra is facing charges for violation Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and the election gun ban the MRT-3 management said.

The MRT-3 management said the arrested security guard is now detained at the Pasay Police Community Precinct 6. /muf