CIDG nabs 2, seizes guns, thousands of ammunition rounds in Cavite 

/ 12:24 PM April 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Two persons were arrested in Cavite on Monday by the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.


CIDG NCR Chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Thomas Ibay and CIDG Director Police Major General Amador Corpus inspect the firearms and ammunition seized in Cavite / Photo by Krissy Aguilar

A number of high-powered guns, thousands of assorted ammunition, assorted gun parts and accessories were seized from the suspects.


CIDG National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Thomas Ibay identified the suspects as Joseph De Lima, 54, and Rolly Iliw-Iliw, 39.

Police said the two were arrested at Precision Gunsite Inc. Compound in Barangay Langkaan 2, Sitio Humayao, Dasmariñas City, Cavite where the suspects were also arrested.


“Ang mga suspects po natin ay mga gun enthusiasts and at the same time, nagbebenta po sila ng bala kaya doon po nag-ugat,” Ibay said Tuesday in a press briefing.

“Binilhan po natin sila ng bala and at the same time sinunod na po ‘yung search warrant dito sa mga baril, yung long firearms and short firearms na nakuha po sa kanila. Meron din pong firing range sila na ginagamit kaya lang expired na po so ‘yun po ang dahilang kung bakit po sinearch warrant natin ‘yung lugar,” Ibay added.

The CIDG seized three caliber 5.56 rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun, a caliber .9mm pistol and three caliber .45 pistols.


High-powered firearms, thousands of ammunition rounds, assorted gun parts and accessories seized by the CIDG on Monday in Cavite / Photo by Krissy Aguilar

Also seized from the suspects were more than 5,700 rounds of assorted ammunition, one kilogram of gun powder, three boxes of unknown caliber ammunition heads and assorted gun parts and accessories.

The suspects and the seized pieces of evidence are now under the custody and safekeeping of the CIDG NCR.

Meanwhile, a complaint for Violation of RA. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act are being readied against the two suspects. /muf

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