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2 village chiefs collared over loose firearms in Batangas

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:19 PM May 09, 2019
2 village chiefs collared over loose firearms in Batangas

From CIDG Batangas

MANILA, Philippines — Two village chairmen from two separate Batangas towns have been arrested for possessing loose firearms, authorities said Thursday.

In a report from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Batangas, the suspects were identified as Fernando Sulit, chairman of Brgy. Hugom; and Gerardo Villanueva, chairman of Brgy. San Sebastian.

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Sulit and Villanueva were arrested in separate police operations, which stemmed from court-issued search warrants against the suspects. Sulit was arrested 8 a.m. Thursday while Villanueva was arrested Tuesday night.

2 village chiefs collared over loose firearms in Batangas

From CIDG Batangas

According to police, operatives seized a .45-caliber pistol, three magazines, 21 pieces of live ammunition, and one sling bag from Sulit; and a .45-caliber pistol, two pieces of magazine, 16 pieces of live ammunition, and one sling bag from Villanueva.

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Police said both suspects are currently detained at the CIDG Batangas office, facing charges in violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act. /kga

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