By Staff
Published 08:20 AM, January 30, 2021

Kawayan, Biliran—An improvised long firearm was recovered by local police during a raid at the house of a chainsaw operator about 6:05 in the morning today (Jan 29) at Sitio. Anas, Brgy. Ungale of this municipality. Kawayan COP Police Lt.Gerald H. Pediglorio identified the suspect as Antonio Asplico, 46, married, farmer/chainsaw operator and a resident of the said barangay.

The raid was in relation to the Search Warrant issued by Hon. Luz Navarrete, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 16, of the 8th Judicial Region Naval, Biliran No. NSW01-2021 dated Jan 20 issued against the suspect for violation of RA 10591 the amended Law against Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives.

During the search the searching cop found inside the beside the wall of the suspect’s room an improvised long firearm along one magazine for 5.56 ammos and 11 pieces live ammunition of 5.56 a bullet used by Armalite Rifle. The search was witnessed byChairman Rolly D Culibra, of Brgy. Ungale SBM Romeo E. Rosario and Media Representative Anthony Marlon Mecaral. The suspect deniedowning the recovered improvised firearm by the police inside their house saying he does not need it because he has no enemy.

Charges of violation of Sec 28, of RA 10591 was immediately readied by the apprehending officers against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked up cell of Kawayan Police Station. –

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