BANGUED, Abra – Two persons were arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents after having found in their possession alleged unlicensed firearms and ammunitions during the service of the implementation of separate search warrants in their respective residences at sitio Gravelinas, Namarabar, Peṅarrubia town, Wednesday.
Police Authorities identified the arrested individuals as Robert Bacdayan alias Dagul, 36, single, farmer and Joel Tortola Balitnang, 39, married, unemployed both residents of sitio Gravelinas, barangay Namarabar, Peñarrubia, Abra.
Confiscated from the possession of Bacdayan were one cal .45 Caspian Arm; one cal .38 Revolver Smith and Wesson; one homemade shotgun without markings and ammunition, one magazine for cal .45; six pieces of live ammunition for cal .45 and five pieces of live ammunition for caliber .38 while seized from Balitnang was one Shotgun (Karatay) Magnum with three (3) pieces of live ammunition.
The arrested individuals and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Peñarrubia Municipal Police Station for documentation pending the filing of the appropriate charges against them before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See