Police raids gun repair shop Print
Saturday, 29 July 2017 13:34

By DAN TORIBIO

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) raided a gun repair shop in Tetuan last Wednesday for allegedly operating with incomplete documents.

A report from the Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) disclosed that the CIDG ,with men from the RHPU-9, tried to serve the search warrant to owner Zandro Base.

Baje however was not in the shop during the serving of the warrant.

Police took into custody four employees who were caught repairing guns identified as Alberto Mateo, Elmer Bantilan, Glen Azucenas and Alfonso Mateo (caretaker) were arrested.

Policemen also recovered eight 12 gauge shotguns, calibre 30 Browning machineguns, three M16 rifles, one KG9 Intratec assault rifles, three .45 caliber pistols, two grease gun sub-machineguns, one M79 grenade launcher, four Springfield Garand rifles,  one FN G1 rifle, one .32 caliber pistol, 27 .38 revolvers, two .22 caliber rifles, one AK47 rifle, assorted gun parts, two acetylene gas tanks, a drilling machine, grinder and gun smith tools.

The raid was conducted in the presence of barangay officials of Tetuan.

Tetuan Barangay Chairman John Dalipe said that the gun repair shop has been operating even with an  expired license.

Arrested shop employees were taken to the CIDG office while the seized guns and machines were kept for the filing of case for violation of Republic Act 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. – (Dan Toribio)