Saturday, September 25, 2021

Arms cache recovered from slaughterhouse administrator

Photo courtesy of Malay PNP

A 51-YEAR-OLD slaughterhouse administrator in Malay, Aklan is in hot waters after police operatives confiscated from his residence a cache of firearms and ammunition.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Don De Dios, chief of Malay police, identified the suspect as Niel Quintin, a resident of Zone II, Cubay Sur, Malay, Aklan. The operation was conducted by operatives of Malay police Saturday night.

"We thank the community for their trust in our PNP (Philippine National Police) in sharing their series of information to ensure peace and order in the town of Malay," De Dios told this writer in an interview.

Seized from the suspect were a .45 caliber pistol, two pieces of 40-millimeter grenade launcher ammunition, one 12 gauge shotgun with two pieces of ammunition, and a homemade improvised .22 caliber rifle.

The search warrant was issued by Judge Bienvenido Barrios, executive judge of the Kalibo Regional Trial Court.

"Currently, our investigator is preparing charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against the suspect," De Dios added.

Earlier this year, Malay police operatives also seized firearms against another suspect on Boracay Island. (SunStar Philippines)


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