NBI arrests Jordanian in Makati City for illegal possession of firearm


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MANILA, Philippines – Officers from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested a Jordanian man for illegal possession of a firearm and for harassing employees of a hotel in the city of Makati.

NBI (OCI) Officer in Charge Eric Distor identified the Jordanian as Tarek Siam.

Distor said in a statement Monday that the NBI had first received a letter of complaint from an attorney representing Makati Hotel and Residences Condominium Corp., asking for law enforcement assistance after the suspect violently harassed hotel employees – even threatening several hotel security guards with a gun. .

Following this complaint, NBI officers also received a phone call from hotel management on January 25, requesting immediate law enforcement assistance to avert the alleged acts of violence committed by the suspect at inside the hotel premises.

Hotel management said Siam was in possession of a handgun as he destroyed and smashed hallway lights on the property’s 22nd floor. NBI officers then immediately responded to the scene, but when they arrived, the suspect was already back in his room.

CCTV footage later showed that Siam was indeed in possession of a gun and, while outside his bedroom, loaded his gun. According to hotel management, he had raised and pointed his gun at any hotel staff member.

The NBI Special Task Force later discovered that Siam already had an arrest warrant issued by the Manila Regional Magistrate’s Court for violation of Republic Act (RA) 7610, also known as the on the special protection of children against abuse, exploitation and discrimination.

With this, NBI agents arrested Siam in his hotel room and recovered a Glock 27 Gen 4 mounted with a laser and inserted with a magazine loaded with 13 .40 caliber ammunition and two Glock .40 caliber magazines with .40 caliber ammunition.

Distor said charges of violation of RA 10591, also known as the Comprehensive Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition Act, and violation of the Omnibus Election Code were filed against the suspect before the District Attorney. Makati city.


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