PRO-9 receives assorted firearms, explosives from public officials of Malangas Print
Saturday, 17 March 2018 13:11


The Police Regional Office 9 headed by Chief Supt. Billy B Beltran, on Thursday received 28 assorted firearms and two explosives which were surrendered by local and village officials of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay to the local police.

Out of 28 firearms, 18 were 12 Gauge Shotguns, five .45 caliber pistols, one  .22 pistol, one improvised shotgun (sumpak), one Rifle Grenade, 3 M1 Garand rifles and one fragmentation hand grenade.

An inventory of those loose firearms and explosives was conducted and were properly turned over to the Provincial Logistics Branch of Zamboanga Sibugay Police Provincial Office while the three M1 Garand Rifles were returned back to the Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion for proper disposition.

Beltran disclosed that that some of the participants during the mass turn over rites of said loose firearms were informed of the laws in possessing firearms through the Regional Civil Security Unit 9.

Beltran also urged the public to surrender their unlicensed and unregistered firearms to the authority either PNP or AFP to ensure the peace and tranquility in the community.

The police regional director further pointed out that the laudable action of the public officials of Malangas may serve as model for other government officials and residents in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula.—Dan Toribio