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Loose firearms, ammos seized in Nueva Ecija

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija–Assorted ammunitions and firearms were confiscated at Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija as a result of a joint operation which was conducted by the Philippine Army (PA) and Philippine National Police (PNP).

The confiscated guns include a caliber .45 pistol, caliber .22 revolver, pistol type grenade launcher, 9mm pistol, silencer for 9mm pistol, M16 rifle, and various live ammunitions for grenade launcher. These were later brought to the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office for investigation.

The said operation was held at Barangay General Luna, Sitio Dipaan, wherein a certain Mauricio Baltazar was arrested because of “illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions” under Republic Act No. 8294.

Lt. Col. Mata, commander of the 3rd Infantry Battalion which led the operation, said the successful conduct is a result of a well-planned and proper execution of the operation between the AFP and PNP, along with other security agencies. ●Joelyn G. Baluyut


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