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An active member of the Bocaue Police Station was arrested in a buy-bust operation at around 5:45 PM yesterday (August 3, 2021) at Petron Gas Station along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) corner Danlig St, Makati City.

The PNP Officer was identified as PLT ROY BRAVO y DE LEON, a 46-year-old assigned at the said unit under the Bulacan PPO. He was arrested by CIDG Southern District Field Unit after offering to sell a caliber .9mm INTRATEC sub-machine gun amounting to Php75,000.00 to a CIDG undercover agent.

Seized from PLT BRAVO’s possession and control were the following pieces of evidence:

- One (1) INTRATEC caliber .9mm sub-machine gun;
- One (1) assembly magazine;
- One (1) suppressor/silencer;
- One (1) Pietro Beretta caliber .9mm pistol;
- One (1) assembly magazine for caliber .9mm Pietro Beretta pistol;
- Fourteen (14) rounds of caliber .9mm ammunition;
- One (1) PNP Identification Card bearing the name of PLT ROY DE LEON BRAVO, 0-34124 with ID No. 19F110453;
- One (1) pair of PNP Field Service Uniform;
- One (1) unit of Suzuki motor vehicle with plate No. NDK 6153; and
- Photocopies of OR and CR of subject motor vehicle.

The police operation was based on the information received by the CIDG that a certain “BRAVO RORIC” is reportedly engaged in gunrunning activities through online transactions while the delivery of the illegal firearms with accessories is done by the suspect himself.

Additionally, the operating team including the undercover agent was unaware that the suspect is a police officer until his real identity was revealed during the inventory of the seized items through his PNP ID Card and his personal effects after the operation.

Immediately, the CIDG coordinated with the PNP IMEG to verify if the subject person has a derogatory record or any information against him. Likewise, confirmation was made by the Bocaue MPS and Bulacan PPO that PLT BRAVO is indeed assigned thereat.

As a backgrounder, PLT BRAVO entered the Police Service in September 1998 and was appointed as Police Lieutenant via lateral commission in March 2019. He was assigned to various PNP units particularly in Maritime Group, Highway Patrol Group, PRO3 Regional Headquarters, Bataan PPO, Bulacan PPO, and presently in Bocaue MPS.

“Ang pagkakahuli ni PLT BRAVO ay hindi lamang bahagi ng pangunahing programa ng CIDG laban sa mga ilegal na armas pati na rin ng pinaigting na Internal Cleansing Program ng ating CPNP, PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR na ang layunin ay ang tuloy-tuloy na paglilinis ng hanay sa kapulisan,” says PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO, CIDG Director.

The suspect will be facing an Administrative Case and a case for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).

“Let this be a reminder to our fellow police officers, we swore to serve and protect the country and its citizens, and one cannot be called guardians of peace and security if we, the enforcers of the law are the ones who destroy that with our illegal activities. Tandaan natin na ang ating CPNP, ang IMEG pati na kami sa CIDG ay nagmamatyag, hindi naming hayaan na ang mali ng isa o iilang tao ang maging dahilan upang muling mabago ang magandang pagtingin ng ating komunidad sa PNP,” added CIDG Chief.