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Two (2) alleged criminal gang members were collared in separate police operations conducted by detectives of the CIDG on Saturday (February 29, 2020) in Cebu and Bohol.

The arrested men were identified by PCOL ROMMEL OCHAVE, Regional Chief of CIDG RFU 7 as ACHILLES SARDA y TAMPOY a.k.a. “ACHILLES SARDA y DANA” and ALVIN MANTE y ALBAYTAR who were arrested during the implementation of Search Warrants for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).

Sarda was nabbed by joint elements of the CIDG Cebu PFU, 701st MARPSTA and Argao MPS at around 9:55 AM in E. Lucero St., Brgy. Langtad, Argao, Cebu wherein confiscated from his possession were a caliber .45 pistol, a magazine for caliber .45 pistol, 12 rounds of ammunition, a black holster, and a black belt bag.

Meanwhile, Mante was apprehended at about 10:35 PM in Purok 4, Brgy. Cagawasan, Pilar, Bohol by the CIDG Bohol PFU together with the Bohol PPO, Maritime Group, and Pilar MPS. Seized from Mante’s possession were one (1) caliber. 45 inserted with magazine loaded with five (5) rounds of ammunition, a caliber .9mm submachine gun (KG9 INTRATEC) inserted with magazine loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition, a black holster, a black sling bag, and magazine for .9mm submachine gun (KG9 INTRATEC) also loaded with ammunition.

Reports submitted to PMGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL, CIDG Director, said that Sarda is an alleged member of the “MAGLINTE Group” engaged in Gunrunning, Gun-for-Hire and Illegal Drug activities operating in Argao, Cebu and nearby Municipalities in Southern part of Cebu Province, while Mante is an alleged member of the “ZARATE Group” involved in Gun-for-Hire and Illegal Drugs operation in Bohol. ###