High-powered guns seized in Tarlac-A A +A
Sunday, October 21, 2012
CAMP OLIVAS -- Several high-powered firearms, explosives and hundreds of bullets were confiscated by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Field (CIDF), Tarlac Police and the Sta. Ignacia police during a raid in Barangay Sta. Ines Centro, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, over the weekend.
Senior Superintendent Elmo Sorona, regional officer of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit-Central Luzon, said the raiding team, armed with a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Ramon Pamuler of the Regional Trial Court Branch 32 in Guimba, Nueva Ecija swooped down on the house of a certain Edward Carillo of the said barangay.
Seized from Carillo’s house were a shot gun, one .9mm caliber pistol colt, a machine gun .22 caliber pistol Ingram, one .9mm caliber pistol (Armscor), a caliber .39 revolver snub nose, two pieces rifle propelled grenades, three pieces of hand grenades, five magazines for .9mm with bullets, eight long magazines for M-16 loaded with bullets, two short magazines for M-16 with bullets, one link of live ammo for shot gun, five silencer tube pipe and 13,285 bullets for caliber .45.
Sorona said that during the search, Carillo was not around but the warrant was received by his wife, Anna Marie, and was done in an orderly manner in the presence of witnesses including barangay chairman Redentor Gragasin and barangay councilman Oscar Gragasin.
He said the raid was done following an intelligence report that Carillo was reportedly keeping several high-powered firearms in his house.
Sorona said the result of the raid is part of “Oplan Paglalansag Omega” being conducted by CIDU3 in preparation of upcoming elections. (Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 22, 2012.