CAMP GENERAL ALEJO S SANTOS, City of Malolos – A most wanted (MW) man was arrested in Bulacan PNP’s (Philippine National Police) stepped-up manhunt operation in the province.
Bulacan Police acting Director Col. Rommel Ochave identified the suspect as businessman Arnel Rucio, 52, of Bgy. Tawiran, Obando, Bulacan.
In a report, Force Commander 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) commander Lt. Col. Agosto Asuncion said together with members of the Obando Police and 301st MC RMFB3, they served a warrant of arrest to Rucio, a resident of Bgy. Tawiran, Obando, for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearm and Ammunition Regulation Act).
Seized in the operation were one .45 caliber pistol; three magazines for .45 pistol; one magazine for .9mm gun; a holster; 86 live bullets for .45 pistol; 18 live bullets .9mm gun; 40 live bullets for .22 mm rifle; 139 live bullets for 5.56 mm; one M1 carbine trigger assembly; a barrel for .45 pistol; a carbine bolt assembly; nine hollow-point live bullets for .45 pistol; five magazines for an M16 rifle; nine bullets for .38 revolver; and a black bag.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Balagtas Police executed a search warrant against Rogelio San Jose Jr. who was not present during the operation. Recovered from San Jose’s house were one .38 revolver loaded with three live bullets.
Bulacan Police continues its relentless drive to recover and seize loose firearms through the implementation of search warrants against illegal gun owners and its stringent drive against illegal drugs.