TUGUEGARAO CITY – The chairperson of a far-flung barangay in Enrile, Cagayan was arrested for possessing high-powered guns and bullets in a raid at his residence on Friday evening, the police said in a belated report on Sunday.
Lt. Col. Efren Fernandez II, the newly installed spokesperson of the Police Regional Office-2 (Cagayan Valley), said Wilfredo Dueñas, the village leader of Liwan Sur, did not resist arrest.
Seized from him were an M-14 rifle with magazine and 12 bullets, four additional magazines with 45 bullets, a 12-gauge shotgun with a bullet, three rifle grenades, three magazines for .45 caliber handgun with 42 bullets, three homemade shotguns, two bullets for .40-caliber gun, two bullets for 9mm pistol, eight used .45 caliber cartridge cases and a magazine for M-16 rifle.
The operation was jointly conducted by lawmen from the Provincial Intelligence Unit, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Cagayan Police Provincial Office, 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company and Enrile police station. It was witnessed by the suspect’s wife and a village councilor in the area.
The suspect is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. (Villamor Visaya Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer News Correspondent/Philippine News Agency News Stringer)