Four (4) individuals were apprehended while several guns and ammunition were seized by the CIDG during the implementation of its anti-loose firearms campaign on October 1, 2020 (Thursday) in Samar, Leyte, and Nueva Ecija.
At about 5:30 AM in Brgy. San Juan, Sta. Rita, Samar, the CIDG Western Samar PFU together with RIU8 PIT, PIU Samar, PDEU Samar, and Sta. Rita MPS implemented a Search Warrant (SW) issued by Hon. Cicero Lampasa, Presiding Judge of RTC Br. 27, Catbalogan City, Samar against LIBRADO CINCO y NAVARETTE and JEHU ADORNA that resulted in the their apprehension and confiscation of two (2) caliber .45 pistols loaded with magazines (one with three (3) rounds of ammunition and the other with five (5) rounds of ammunition), a homemade shotgun loaded with an ammunition, 5 rounds of caliber .45 ammunition, seven (7) rounds of caliber .38 ammunition, 2 rounds of 12-guage ammunition, and a purple sling bag.
Meanwhile, at around 6:45 AM in Sitio Cambinak, Brgy. Sherwood, Albuera, Leyte, one TOMAS CRUZ y CONSTANTINO a.k.a. “Tommy Cruz” was nabbed by the CIDG Northern Leyte PFU along with LPPO Tracker Team 2, 1st Leyte PMFC, and Albuera MPS during the implementation of a SW issued by Hon. Carlos O. Arguelles, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 14, Baybay City, Leyte wherein seized from his possession were a caliber .45 pistol, 3 caliber .45 magazine assemblies, fifty-two (52) rounds of cal. 45 ammunition, a KG9 submachine gun with silencer, 2 KG9 magazine assemblies, forty-five (45) rounds of KG9 (9mm) ammunition, 3 rounds of caliber .40 ammunition, and a caliber .22 magnum ammunition.
While at around 3:10 PM in Brgy Sto Tomas, Aliaga Nueva Ecija, one HERMINIO MIRANDA y CASTILLO was arrested by joint elements of CIDG Nueva Ecija and 2nd Maneuver Platoon, Bucot Patrol Base, and 1st PMFC, NEPPO as a response to the report received by the CIDG from a concerned citizen that subject person is always carrying a firearm to intimidate Brgy folks of Brgy Sto Tomas especially when he was still the Acting Chief, Brgy Tanod thereat. Seized from his possession were a caliber .45 pistol loaded with magazine and eight (8) rounds of ammunition, five (5) rounds of ammunition, and a black sling bag.
Separate cases for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law) will be filed against the arrested persons. ###