A FARMER and a plumber were arrested in two separate towns Wednesday, January 8, due to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in Biliran Island.

The first suspect was identified as Felipe Nartea, 52, married, farmer, a resident of Barangay Cabibihan in Caibiran town.

Siezed from his residence were one caliber .45 pistol, a shotgun with one magazine, a caliber .38 revolver, an improvised rifle loaded with 7.62 mm ammunition, and assorted ammunition.

A plumber employed at the Culaba Water District and identified as Rolando Devio Calulang was also arrested around 6:50 a.m. Wednesday in Barangay Marvel, Culaba.

Seized from him were a long barrel home-made shotgun with three home-made assembly, a home-made handle for home-made shotgun, a machine pistol Ingram MII caliber 9mm, one magazine assembly for Ingram MII caliber 9mm, 37 rounds of unfired cartridges, one damaged caliber .38 revolver, a serviceable caliber .38 revolver, six rounds of 357 unfired cartridges, 19 rounds of 5.56 unfired cartridges, and two short double bladed weapons. (SunStar Philippines)

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