Date: October 18, 2012
Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives have arrested three persons for illegal possession of firearms and violation of anti-illegal drugs law in separate raids in Agusan del Norte, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan provinces.
CIDG Director, Police Director Samuel D Pagdilao Jr. said this morning’s raid in Sitio Maong, Brgy. La Union, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte resulted in the arrest of Melvin Canoy.
CIDG operatives have also confiscated from Canoy a homemade shotgun, a caliber 45 pistol, an airgun, an improvised gas propelled rifle and two magazines for caliber 45 loaded with 17 rounds of ammunition.
In Central Luzon, CIDG and Community Investigative Support (CIS) agents have arrested Alberto Estrada, of Brgy. Cuyapa, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija following a raid at his residence by virtue of a warrant for illegal possession of firearms.
Region 3 CIDG chief, Police Senior Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarono said around 6:15 am last October 16, joint operatives from CIDG Neuva Ecija and CIS raided the residents of Alberto Estrada and Eladio Estrada.
Sarona said the raid at Alberto’s house yielded a caliber 38 revolver and several rounds of ammunition while the raid at Eladio’s house yielded a caliber 45 pistol with two magazines.
Alberto was arrested after he failed to produce the license for the revolver. Eladio, during the raid in his house, showed the operatives his license for the caliber 45 pistol but the CIDG confiscated the firearms nonetheless pending verification for the license that was shown to the operatives.
In Bulacan, CIDG operatives have arrested Christopher Nicolas, 42, in a raid at a suspected drug den in Brgy. Caingin, Bocaue town where an unlicensed caliber 38 pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition and a sachet of shabu were confiscated from the suspect.
Before Nicolas was arrested, the CIDG in Bulacan received a report that the suspect is in possession of a gun which he used in the illegal drug activities of his group.
Around 8:30 pm last October 12, Bulacan CIDG raided the place and arrested Nicolas. Also seized from the suspect were aluminum foil strip with suspected shabu residue, a digital weighing scale and disposable lighters.