Firearms bound for Negros intercepted in Aklan

A RETIRED soldier and an Army reservist were among the three people who were arrested for possession of firearms by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Western Visayas at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan, Monday night, June 29.

Police identified the arrested persons as Marvin Miranda, an Army reservist; Mario Fuyal, a retired soldier; and Adolfo Obiacoro, a tricycle driver.

Police recovered from the suspects several long and short firearms, gun parts and accessories, and numerous types of ammunition of different calibers.

CIDG-Western Visayas acting chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda Jr., said they received an intelligence report that a male individual boarded a roll-on/roll-off vessel at the Batangas port and is bound for Negros island.

Upon their arrival at the Caticlan Jetty port, members of the CIDG-Western Visayas, Aklan Provincial Police Office, Philippine Coast Guard, and Philippine Navy immediately intercepted the men and arrested them.

Balmaceda said the suspects presented several permits and licenses, but police found that not all of the firearms, gun parts, and ammunition have the necessary documents.

The three could face charges for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, the CIDG said.


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