AUTHORITIES recovered alleged illegal firearms and ammunition during a raid conducted on Friday, March 24, 2023, from a compound owned by former Negros Oriental governor Pryde Henry Teves, the brother of embattled Negros Oriental Third District Representative Arnulfo Teves Jr.
In a press conference, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Colonel Jean Fajardo said the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) raided a property in Barangay Caranoche in Sta. Catalina town by virtue of a search warrant for alleged violations of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law.
“Isa nga doon sa subject ng warrant ay ‘yung HDC Bayawan Agriventures na kung saan base sa records ay ang tumatayong presidente diyan ay si Mr. Henry Pryde Teves,” said Fajardo.
(One of the subjects of the warrant is HDC Bayawan Agriventures, where based on records, Mr. Henry Pryde Teves serves as its president.)
“Sa ngayon ay ongoing ‘yung ginagawang imbentaryo ng ating operatiba. Initially I was informed by people on the ground na may mga nakuhang mga baril at iba pa pong ammunition at inaasahan natin in a few hours ay makakakuha tayo ng complete details regarding dito sa pag iiimplement ng search warrant,” she added.
(Currently, our operatives are conducting an inventory. Initially, I was informed by people on the ground that they have recovered some firearms and other types of ammunition, and we are expecting to get complete details in a few hours regarding the implementation of the search warrant.)
She said three people were placed under police custody while verification of the recovered firearms is ongoing.
Fajardo said a person came up to the PNP and informed them that high-powered firearms were being kept in the compound.
The CIDG earlier conducted a raid at the congressman’s residences in the province where they seized various firearms and ammunition.
The lawmaker is being tagged as the brains behind the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo. (SunStar Philippines)