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Ex-cop, pal caught selling guns sourced from New Bilibid Prison

/ 05:03 AM December 06, 2017

Two men reportedly selling guns smuggled out of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), one of them a policeman who was dismissed from the service for planting evidence, were arrested on Sunday.

Operatives of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Maurito Reniedo, a former policeman, and Gerry Desoacidos in a buy-bust operation at a KTV bar on F.B. Harrison Street in Pasay City.

CIDG National Capital Region office chief, Senior Supt. Wilson Asueta, said the duo yielded an automatic rifle, a 9mm handgun, a .40-caliber pistol and assorted ammunition. The 9mm pistol was Reniedo’s service firearm.

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Asueta added that the suspects sold guns for an inmate at the NBP who was also a dismissed policeman. The guns had been smuggled out of the national penitentiary so that these would not be seized in surprise inspections, he said.

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TAGS: Gerry Desoacidos, gun-running, illegal firearms, Maurito Reniedo, NBP, New Bilibid Prison, Wilson Asueta
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