Calbayog City village chief arrested for unlicensed rifles, ammo | Inquirer News

Calbayog City village chief arrested for unlicensed rifles, ammo

/ 07:15 PM February 02, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY—A village chief in Calbayog City, Samar province was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition late on Monday (Feb. 1).

Crispo Bello, 46, village chair of Tigbe, was arrested as police served a search warrant issued by Judge Reynaldo Clements, of the Regional Trial Court Branch 31.

Seized from Bellow were assault rifles, a pistol and magazines.


The village chief is now detained in the provincial police office in Catbalogan City. The provincial police led the operation to serve the search warrant on Bello.


In Silvino Lubos, Northern Samar province, a former member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit eluded arrest as law enforcers tried to serve a search warrant for unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Erly Surio, 36, was not around when members of the local police tried to serve the warrant.

Seized from his house were one caliber .38 revolver and bullets.

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