Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Campaign against illegal firearms and ammunition

Police operatives scored big in its campaign against illegal firearms and ammunition in the province.

The Sta. Ignacia police confiscated guns and ammunition in the house of Jan Domingo, 26, a resident of Barangay Pila-Pila here over the weekend.

Seized were two .22 caliber rifles, one magazine assembly for M-14 rifle, four pieces of ammunition for cal. 22; two pieces magazine assembly for carbine, 143 pieces ammunition for carbine, 422 pieces of ammunition for M-16 rifle, five pieces of long magazine assembly for M-16; 10 pieces short magazine assembly for M-16 rifle and 52 pieces of ammunition for 9MM handgun.

Domingo was not able to show any legal paper of ownership of the confiscated items and even denied ownership of the guns and ammunition. He claimed that he just kept them in behalf of his 80-year-old grandfather, who retired from military service.

But police chief inspector Ronald Fernandez said they received reports on the indiscriminate firing of guns by Domingo whenever he was under the influence of liquor.

Domingo was brought to the police station for further investigation wherein a case for violation of PD RA 8294 as amended by PD 1866 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunition is being readied against him.

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