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Another Butuan village chair arrested for possession of ammunition

By Ben Serrano,

BUTUAN City — A 53 year old barangay chairman and his 75 year-old father were arrested by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Caraga regional office and Butuan City Police operatives past noon, Monday for possession of various bullets inside their residence.

Armed with two search warrants issued by local court, authorities swooped down in the residence in Purok 3, Barangay Florida, this city and found various live ammunitions and empty holsters in his home.

CIDG Caraga Regional Director Police Supt. Augusto Daskeo identified the arrested suspects as Barangay Florida Chairman Danilo Tuso, 53, married and father his Dionisio Tuso, 75.

Seized from them were 47 pieces of Caliber 30 ammunitions, various ammunitions or live bullets from .357, .45 cal, M14 and empty holsters of firearms.

Daskeo said confiscated ammunitions now turned evidences and the two arrested suspects are now temporarily detained at the CIDG detention cell inside Police Regional Office 13 at Barangay Libertad, Butuan City.

Barangay Chairman Tuso was one of the 43 barangay captains of Butuan City recommended by the City Prosecutor’s Office to face charges of perjury and unjust vexation after acting Assistant Butuan City Prosecutor Bomediano found probable cause in the complaint filed by Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. that the filing of anti-graft cases against him were malicious, no basis and insufficient of evidence.

Tuso is the third barangay chairman who are openly supporting Lagnada to be arrested after authorities seized from them firearms, ammunitions and illegal drugs—shabu.

The first to be arrested was Barangay Chairman Angelo Atupan of Barangay Babag and Barangay Chairman Antenor Villamor who was even found positive in drug test for using illegal drugs shabu.


About Ben Serrano

Ben Serrano covers Caraga for The Gold Star Daily, and is based in Butuan City.

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