LAGUNA policemen on Saturday and Sunday seized a cache of high-powered illegal firearms and other weapons during separate anti-crime raids in the province, Police Regional Office 4-A director, Brigadier General Jose Melencio C. Nartatez told the Journal Group.
The official said three suspects were arrested during the service of search warrants for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013 conducted by members of the Laguna Police Provincial Office headed by Colonel Randy Glenn G. Silvio.
Nartatez said he has ordered the Laguna PPO and the rest of the Calabarzon police force to go all-out versus persons involved in illegal drug activities and those monitored to be in possession of loose firearms which could be used to commit crimes in the streets.
One of the suspects identified as Richil Saliendra was arrested in his house in Barangay Imok, Calauan which was raided by members of the Calauan Municipal Police Station 6:45 a.m. Sunday.
Recovered inside the suspect’s residence were an improvised M-16 automatic rifle, a caliber .45 pistol, a cal. .22 revolver, a 40mm high explosive grenade, 11 rounds of cal. .223 live ammunition, 10 cal. .45 bullets, six cal. .22 ammunition, 25 cal. .380 bullets, a 12-gauge shotgun shell and four assorted magazines.
The 2nd suspect identified as Romeo Timbang Jr., a 59-year old jobless resident of Block 19, Lot 72, Mount Carmel Street, San Antonio South in Bgy. Langkiwa, Biñan City was arrested past 9 a.m. Saturday after local policemen who raided his house recovered an improvised 12.-gauge shotgun with three live ammunition.
The 3rd identified as Ruben Dignos was collared during a raid in his house at Block 4, Lot 31, Mount of Olives St., also in San Antonio South in the same morning. The suspect yielded a cal. .38 revolver with five live ammunition and a cal. .45 bullet.
Silvio said Judge Glenda Mendoza-Ramos of the Calamba City Regional Trial Court Branch 36 issued the search warrants used by his men in raiding the suspects’ residences.