Guns, lots of guns en route Maguindanao intercepted in Samar

Published July 28, 2021, 2:53 PM

by Richa Noriega

Joint police and Coast Guard personnel recovered several handguns and high-powered firearms from four alleged members of a gun-running syndicate in Looc, Northern Samar.

Joint authorities have recovered illegal weapons and firearms from four alleged gun-running suspects in Looc, Northern Samar, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesperson bared on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the PCG)

Nabbed were Roger “Kamandag” Lumagan, Wahid Iskak, and two unidentified individuals, who all came from Taguig City and on their way to Maguindanao.

Seized from them were 36 pieces of M-16 rifle with undetermined number of magazine and three 45 caliber pistols. The guns were hidden inside the tire compartment and at the side doors of a sedan.

Joint authorities have recovered illegal weapons and firearms from four alleged gun-running suspects in Looc, Northern Samar, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesperson bared on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the PCG)
Joint authorities have recovered illegal weapons and firearms from four alleged gun-running suspects in Looc, Northern Samar, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesperson bared on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the PCG)

PCG Spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo said the firearms are set to be sold to unidentified buyers in Maguindanao upon arrival.

Balilo said police and PCG personnel conducted the operation after receiving intelligence report that a small group of gun-runners were about to arrive Balwharteco Pier, Looc, Northern Samar.

According to the initial report, the suspects boarded a Roll-on, Roll-off (RoRo) vessel in Allen Port at 9:40 a.m.

Authorities are now conducting further investigation of the incident.

 
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