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Retired US soldier arrested in Bohol for drugs, guns

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - A retired US soldier was arrested by PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives in Bohol during a raid on Thursday in Barangay Poblacion 1 in Tagbilaran City.

Operatives of the PNP- CIDG and the local police implemented a search warrant at a house occupied by John Reynan V. Rejas, 42, also known as "Renante Rejas alias Airborne," a Filipino American and a retired member of the US Army.

The search warrant was issued by a court against Rejas for alleged violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, police said.

PDEA-Bohol said Rejas was No. 5 Target-Listed personality in Tagbilaran City.

He was  under surveillance for several months for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade and possession of firearms.

Seized from Rejas were five sachets of suspected shabu weighing around 15 grams with an estimated market value of P102,000, drug paraphernalia, live ammunition of caliber .45 and caliber .22, caliber .22 rifle with scope and silencer, pieces of empty shells of caliber 5.56, caliber .45, caliber .40, caliber 9mm and a holster.

The suspect is now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. -- BAP, GMA News