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Raid in government complex yields high-powered firearms

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
Correspondent .

PAGADIAN City — Some 69 inmates, some of whom are serving sentences for murder and rape cases, including their guards and the provincial warden were arrested, during an Oplan Galugad inside a provincial government complex in Dao, this city, over the weekend.

The joint forces of the Philippine National Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Provincial Mobile Force Company, and this city’s police force swooped down last Saturday morning the government facility and were able to confiscate an assortment of high-powered firearms.

In a meeting with members of the press, Senior Supt. Arnel Gongona, CIDG Regional Commander, declared that multiple cases will be filed against the prisoners and the warden if proven that the latter consented to the presence of firearms among his inmates at the Provincial Government Complex instead of the Provincial Jail.

Gongona added that they are still investigating intelligence reports that the prisoners were used or “allowed to get out of the provincial jail during elections and used as goons” for politicians in nearby provinces.

He said the firearms will be placed under thorough examination and ballistic tests to determine the possibility that they were used in past criminal cases.

The confiscated firearms consisted of one cal.5.56 Tavor; one cal. 5.56 Ghalil; two Cal. 5.56 M4 rifle; one AK47; one Carbine; and four cal .45 pistols, Gongona enumerated.

He concluded that the said confiscated high-powered firearms are now in the custody of the CIDG and will be turned over to the Pagadian City Lock-Up Cell while the investigation is underway.

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