PNP frees Rep. Teves’ secretary after DOJ drops case
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed the release of the secretary of Negros Oriental Representative Arnolfo Teves Jr. after the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the complaint against her.
Hanna Mae Oray was among the individuals arrested by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) during a raid at the properties of Teves last March 10.
Oray and five others were slapped with a case for violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and infringement of RA 10591.
But PNP said DOJ ordered the release of Oray for “lack of probable cause.”
The police said it respects the findings of the DOJ prosecutors and will follow legal orders mandated by the law.
However, PNP said it would not stop pursuing those involved in the case in line with its campaign against loose firearms.
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