NCRPO PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR, Regional Director strengthened fight against terrorism and criminalities and through the Regional Intelligence Division (RID) yielded ten arrests yesterday, September 12,2021 as complaints for violation of RA 10168, Section 4 (Financing of Terrorism), RA 11479 otherwise known as the Anti-terrorism Act of 2020 and RA 10591, Illegal Possession and Unlawful Selling of Firearms and Ammunition were filed against suspects arrested in two (2) follow up operation in Cubao Quezon City and in Sitio Bulicao 2, KM 38, Pulong Buhanging, Sta Maria, Bulacan on September 8, 2021.
The suspects were assisted by their respective counsels during the inquest proceedings conducted at the Hinirang Multi-purpose Hall, Camp Bagong Diwa- Bicutan , Taguig City led by Senior State Prosecutor, Atty Peter L Ong from the Department of Justice , Counter Terrorism/ Terrorism Financing.
The operation ensued following the recovery of around 36 firearms in the area of Samar. Thereafter, a series of follow-up operations were conducted by NCRPO under the supervision of no less than RD DANAO which led to the arrest of the 10 suspects.
The pieces of evidence recovered were believed to originate from pieces of firearms for disposal of manufacturers/winning bidders.
These parts were then altered to create other working firearms for use in unlawful activities.
“Maawa naman kayo sa dami ng Pulis at Sundalo na namatay. And yet, we are feeding them with the same military hardware.” said PMGEN DANAO JR.
PMGEN DANAO committed to conduct an in depth investigation as to the source and persons involved in the illegal trade and selling of firearms and ammunitions.
He assured that once they will identify who these persons are, definitely, cases will be filed against them; criminal and administrative.” he added.###