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PIA Press Release
2010/05/09

PNP Biliran apprehends 5 men for illegal possession of firearms

Tacloban City (May 9) -- Five men were apprehended at the Comelec checkpoint at Barangay Burabod, Kawayan, Biliran for illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions relative to Comelec Resolution No. 8714.

The apprehension was conducted by the elements of Kawayan Police Station led by Police Senior Inspector Estanislao Palconit Corpin who is the chief of Police, together with four PNCOs.

Apprehended were Rebosada Caberte, 48 years old, married, resident of Barangay Balite, Kawayan, Biliran; Pablo delos Reyes Tobias, 33 years old, single, resident of Barangay Marca Tubig, Tinambacan, Calbayog City; Roberto Bretania Deano, 51 years old, married resident of Barangay Veriato, San Isidro, Northern Samar; Samuel Enriquez Solayao, 44 years old, married, resident of Tacloban City; and Rolando Cayanong Odivelas, 42 years old, married, resident of Tacloban City.

Said suspects were on their way to the northern part of Kawayan, Biliran when accosted at the Comelec checkpoint manned by the elements of Kawayan Municipal Police Station.

The suspects were on board an Isuzu pick-up bearing plate number GKA 413, registered under the name of Francisco Colenares Jr, resident of 211 Esperaz Avenue, Tacloban City.

Confiscated from their possession and control were: one (1) m16 rifle with SN P00038 marked Elisco with two (2) magazines, one (1) long and one (1) short containing 48 live ammos; one (1) mini UZI with SN IMI01671 with two (2) long magazine and one (1) short magazine containing fifty-one (51) live ammos; one (1).45 caliber pistol with SN AOC42747 marked Thomphson with attached silencer with one (1) magazine containing eight (8) live ammos; five (5) units nokia cellphone and one (1) pc black bonnet.

Subject persons are now in the custody of Kawayan Police Station for proper disposition. (PIA 8) [top]

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