CIDG-ATCU operatives arrest siblings for illegal gun trade in Imus, Cavite

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Through a search warrant released by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89, operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group  Anti-Transnational Crime Unit ((CIDG- ATCU) raided a house at Martines Compound, Brgy. Buhay na Tubig Imus, Cavite.

Authorities targeted brothers Lhar Anthony and Ernie Boy Dayacap for alleged gun running and illegal drug trade.

“Sabi sa intelligence report, sila ay involved sa illegal na activities sa Cavite areas… pagbebenta ng baril at droga at iba pang criminal activities (Based on our intelligence report, they are involved in illegal activities in Cavite…selling of guns and illegal drugs and other criminal activities),” said CIDG-ATCU chief PSupt. Roque Merdegia Jr.

CIDG-ATCU chief PSupt. Roque Merdegia Jr.  said, the report they received states that the suspects are hiding high-caliber firearms like M16, Uzi sub-machine gun and caliber.45 guns, which are also stated in the search warrant.

However, authorities were only able to recover a caliber .38 revolver and six bullets.

“Yun ang pina follow up namin kung saan ang bodega nong ibat-ibang uri ng baril na kanilang iniingatan. Dahil base sa pakikipag ugnayan namin sa fire arms and explosive office ay wala silang lisensya sa pagtataglay ng mga baril (We are following up on the location of the storage where they keep various types of firearms. Because based on our coordination with the firearms and explosive office, they have no license to possess firearms),” Merdegia said.

Also, recovered at the suspects’ house were a bundle of dried marijuana, small wrapped marijuana, dried up potted  marijuana, drug paraphernalia such as tooters, and two turtles considered to be endangered species.

“Base sa ebidensyang nakuha natin na mga tooter at aluminum foil, ito ay maikokonsidera bilang drug den.. yung kanilang bahay ay isang drug den (Based on the evidence, we got tooters and aluminum foils. This place can be considered a drug den.…their house is a drug den.), PSupt. Merdegia Jr. said.

The suspects will face multiple charges such as violation of republic act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Republic Act 9147 or Violation of the Marine Wildlife Act. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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