Firearms, dy­na­mites con­fis­cated

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Re­porter

AN AL­LEGED ex­plo­sives sup­plier was col­lared by the Baguio City Po­lice Of­fice while four as­sorted firearms, two hand grenades and 14 am­mu­ni­tion for dif­fer­ent cal­ibers where con­fis­cated by Cordillera po­lice in sep­a­rate op­er­a­tions.

Ab­solom Pang­daw

Bautista, 47, mar­ried, self em­ployed and re­sid­ing at no. 140 Purok 20, Ido­gon Vil­lage, San Car­los Heights, Baguio City was ar­rested by the po­lice on May 11 for vi­o­la­tion of Repub­lic Act 9516 or the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of ex­plo­sives or in­cen­di­ary de­vices

Con­fis­cated from his pos­ses­sion are 175 pieces of dy­na­mites, some 15 sacks of am­mo­nium ni­trate, and one roll of det­o­nat­ing cord.

Mean­while from May 7 to 13, the Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice – Cordillera con­fis­cated sev­eral firearms in­clud­ing two hand grenades and sev­eral am­mu­ni­tions for dif­fer­ent cal­ibers while ar­rest­ing three sus­pects.

Vic Edelito Duarna Murillo, 48, of River­side, Camp 6, Tuba, Benguet was col­lared for vi­o­lat­ing Com­elec gun ban and grave threats.

Con­fis­cated from Murillo is an un­li­censed cal. 38 with­out se­rial num­ber loaded with six bul­lets and two hand grenades.

In an­other oper­a­tion, per­son­nel of La Trinidad Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion ar­rested Nel­son Inag­cong Sumerwe, 52, of Piripin Bato, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet in the evening of May 11, 2018.

Con­fis­ca­tion from Sumerwe is a cal. 45 with se­rial num­ber 2644520 and an in­serted magazine loaded with eight am­mu­ni­tions.

Two caliber .45 were also re­cov­ered at a poul­try shop at Si­tio Lidlid­daac, Macray, Bangued, Abra used in a shoot­ing in­ci­dent lead­ing to the ar­rest of a mi­nor.

PRO - COR re­gional direc­tor Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Ed­ward Car­ranza said the PNP’s cam­paign against loose firearms will con­tinue to de­ter the pro­lif­er­a­tion of loose firearms and ap­pealed for the full sup­port of the com­mu­nity.

Car­ranza added the ap­par­ent de­crease in the con­fis­ca­tion of firearms is a re­sult of PRO - COR’s in­ten­sive op­er­a­tions against loose firearms.

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