Guns, ammos, P102K worth of ‘shabu’ seized

The No. 9 most wanted person of the BCPO was arrested in a gun raid in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of BCPO)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City  – Two individuals, including a most wanted person, were arrested in separate police operations against loose firearms and illegal drugs here last Wednesday.

In Barangay Bata, intelligence operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) arrested 51-year-old Ruel Amonin, following reports of his alleged illegal activity.

Police raided Amonin’s house through a search warrant and recovered a .38-caliber revolver with two live ammunitions, a KG9 pistol with two magazine assembly loaded with 12 live ammunitions and one live ammunition of .9mm caliber, three live ammunition of 12 gauge shotgun, a hand grenade, tool boxes containing several empty shells of ammunition, several pieces of .38 revolver frame, and assorted tools.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Sherlock Gabana, public information officer of BCPO, said Amonin is a “most wanted” person here.

He has a standing arrest warrant for violation of Republic Act 10591 or Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law, with a recommended bail of P120,000.

Gabana said that Amonin is an alleged member of the Aki Cuadra and Villarete robbery groups, which are already inactive after their leaders were neutralized.

Police operatives monitored Amonin for allegedly manufacturing loose firearms and being involved in gun-running activities here.

“Ga obra siya peke na armas kag ga repair man,” Gabana said.

In a media interview, Amonin denied owning the explosive that was recovered from him and denied his alleged link with the robbery groups.

Meanwhile, in Barangay 29, Marciano Marchan, 51, of the said village was arrested in a buy-bust operation following the confiscation of 15 grams of suspected shabu worth P102,000.

Police Lieutenant Dax Santillan, officer-in-charge of Police Station 6, said that Marchan, an alleged street-level individual, was placed under monitoring for several months.

He said they are checking if Marchan had previous cases. Police also recovered from him the P300 marked money and P200.