Two men were arrested for possession and sale of high-powered firearms in San Rafael, Bulacan.
The raid by the National Bureau of Investigation led to the arrest of two suspects identified as Alfonso Isidro and Marlon Simbakun.
“Ang sabi ng informant natin yung iba raw dun ginamit daw sa crime and then kesa itapon binebenta sa kanya,” Noel Bocaling, assistant regional director of NBI Region 3, said on John Consulta’s “24 Oras” report on Wednesday.
Confiscated during the operation were twenty high-powered firearms such as armalite, shotgun, carbine, and veltex sniper rifle with a market value of one million pesos.
Some loaded magazines and ammunition were also confiscated. The seized firearms have no legal documents and its serial numbers were defaced or erased.
“Isasailalim natin sa ballistic examination ang mga high powered firearms na nakumpiska para malaman natin kung nagamit ito sa mga shooting incident o iba pang krimen importante ang ganitong mga operasyon para makuha natin ang mga ganitong lost firearms lalo pa at malapit na ang ating eleksyon,” NBI Director Eric Distor said.
(We will subject the confiscated high-powered firearms to ballistic examination to find out if they were used in shooting incidents or other crimes. These operations are important for us to retrieve lost firearms especially near the election period.)
The NBI said the suspects could face charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.—Richa Noriega/LDF, GMA News