State troops recovered arms cache and thousands of ammunition in Bulan, Sorsogon Province, in an operation on Saturday morning, June 27, 2020, according to reports from Bicol Region police headquarters, Camp BGen Simeon A Ola, in Legazpi City, Albay Province.
Camp Ola said the recent recovery of several firearms and thousands of ammunition by the government forces at Sitio Angas, Brgy Otavi, Bulan Sorsogon at about 11:30 in the morning of June 27, 2020.
ARMS CACHE, AMMO SEIZED
According to reports, that “at about 10:00 in the morning, a concerned citizen reported to Bulan MPS an undetermined number of long firearms seen at an abandoned building at the said place. Acting on this information, personnel of the Bulan MPS and the 504th Maneuver Company of the RMFB5, in partnership with 22IB PA; 9th ID PA; COLT2 21st IB; 92nd SAC, 9SAB proceeded to the area where they were able to recover ten (10) M16 rifle; 64 boxes of live ammo 7.62X39mm containing 40pcs each; 21 boxes of M16 ammo GA 556100.”
The items are now under the custody of Bulan MPS.
Meanwhile, according to informed sources, a person was looking for buyers of said firearms, but Bulan police had monitored the suspect, and upon learning he had an existing, pending Warrant of Arrest, the local authorities arrested him, leading to the location of an arms cache.
DND AMMO BOXES: “BODEGA”-WAREHOUSE “FRESH AND SEALED”
Seized in the raid are ten (10) assault
rifles, M16A1, made by ELISCO; 64 boxes containing 40 “CARTRIDGES” per box with markings “TULAMMO” made in Russia.
The other ammo boxes have markings of “REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE GOVERNMENT ARSENAL”
Questions and doubts linger among residents on how those Government-owned ammunition boxes in good warehouse condition had reached this isolated part of Bulan, Sorsogon.