Police raid ex-soldier’s house, seize guns, ammo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Police seized high-powered guns and bullets during a search warrant operation in the house of a retired soldier in Sitio Camagong, Barangay Sampaguita, Solana, Cagayan on Saturday, May 11.


GUNS and ammo were seized in a search warrant operation in Solana, Cagayan on Saturday, May 11. (PRO-2) 

Police Brig. Gen. Christopher C. Birung, PRO-2 chief, said that seven persons were arrested and one person was wounded in the operation.

Four others, including a retired soldier who was the subject of the operation, escaped during the shootout.

Recovered during the operation were two rifle grenades, one caliber .38 revolver with six bullets, an improvised shotgun loaded with bullets, one air gun, bullets and magazine assembly for an M14 rifle, two caliber .45 pistol, an R4 rifle owned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), magazine assemblies, and bullets.

Birung lauded police officers for the successful operation.

He called on the people to report the escapees to the police.

The suspects face cases for violation of Republic Act No. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.