A SOLDIER and a security agency owner who were charged with illegal possession of firearms want to post bail for their temporary liberty, refuting a statement that they intend to flee.

Mussolini Lidasan, brother-in-law of Energy Undersecretary Zamzamin Ampatuan, and Sergeant Alberto Antesoda Duhig, through their counsel, said they intend to go to trial and refute the allegation made by police that they intend to escape from the arms of law.

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Prosecutor Marte Melchor Velasco found probable cause to hold them for court trial based on the accounts of PO2 Harold Delima of the Talomo Police station.

The case stemmed from a raid conducted by the Regional Intelligence Division, the Police Regional Office 11 Special Task Group Against Private Armed Groups, Talomo police on the security agency office at Eagle Street in GSIS Heights, Matina last January 21.

The law enforcers had a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Isaac Robillo and were accompanied by barangay officials.

The search yielded 19 12 gauge shotgun, 24 .38 revolvers, two .45 pistol, one caliber .380 pistol, one M16 rifles, one M61 fragmentation grenade, one 15-inch baton sword, and more than 300 rounds of 5.56 rounds of ammunition.

Several of the guns, however, were covered with documents although the security agency permit is said to be expired.

Velasco recommended a bailbond of P80,000 for each of the respondent's temporary liberty.