November 26, 2018
Armed with Search Warrants (SWs), personnel of the CIDG nabbed four (4) men and were able to confiscate three (3) firearms, a hand grenade, assorted magazines and over 35 rounds of ammunitions on November 24, 2018 (Saturday) in Maguindanao, Zamboanga Del Sur, Tarlac and Eastern Samar.
Regional Chief, PSSUPT JAMES GULMATICO of the CIDG RFU ARMM said to PCSUPT AMADOR V CORPUS, CIDG Acting Director, that one BOBBY VASQUEZ was arrested by combined elements of the CIDG PFU-Maguindanao, PMFC, Maguindanao PPO and South Upi Municipal Police Station (MPS) while in possession of a caliber .45 pistol, magazines, 21 rounds of ammunition and a hand grenade, at about 5:30 AM in Brgy. Looy, South Upi, Maguindanao.
While a 49-year-old man identified as REYNALDO CATACIANO y GAAS was collared for possession of five (5) rounds of ammunition and several empty shells for calibers .45, .357 and .38, at around 5:46 AM in Purok Riverside, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur by the CIDG PFU-Zamboanga Del Sur supervised by PSUPT RICHARD VERCELES, Regional Chief, CIDG RFU 9.
At about 9:00 AM, joint elements of the CIDG RFU 3 based in Tarlac led by its Regional Chief, PSSUPT CHRISTOPHER ABRAHANO and La Paz MPS apprehended VICTORIANO SOTTO MALONZO in Brgy. Bantog, La Paz, Tarlac wherein, a caliber .9mm pistol loaded with magazine and six (6) ammunition were seized from his possession.
Meanwhile, a caliber .38 revolver loaded with 6 ammunition were confiscated from the possession of 49-year-old JOSE RAMIL PIGAR y CAPONES by police operatives of the CIDG PFU-Eastern Samar supervised by PSUPT EDDIE ALEJANDRO, Regional Chief, CIDG RFU 8 together with the Maydolong MPS, at around 2:40 PM in Brgy. Camada, Maydolong, Eastern Samar.
All arrested persons will be charged for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Law) while additional case for violation of RA 9516 (Illegal Possession of Explosives) will be filed against Vasquez. ###