ELEVEN persons who yielded unlicensed short firearms, ammunition and knives were arrested in a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City.
QCPD Director Police Brigadier General Ronnie S Montejo identified the suspects as: Rogelio Alamo, 62, Alexander Rosal, 40, Freddie Tamba, 37, Julius Real, 42, Jolito Abines, 32, Johnrey Canino, 22, Rolando Bermudo, 53, Francisco Cambaya, 42, residents of San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan, Jenego Oracoy, 36, Diorico Judith, 48, and Rolando Pineda, 39, residents of Caloocan City.
Montejo said some of the suspects are clad in combat boots and camouflage uniforms. They told the police that they came from Maharlika Village in Taguig City to distribute relief goods to fellow Muslims.
The report showed that at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the suspects on board a multi-cab and three motorcycles were initially flagged down by personnel of Galas Police Station (PS 11) under PLtCol Reynante Parlade while manning an ECQ checkpoint in front of PCP 2 along Aurora Blvd, Bgy. Doña Imelda, Quezon City.
Instead of pulling over, the motorcycle riders ignored the authorities and sped off but were they eventually blocked.
Their companions inside a red multi-cab with plate number VIR-531 were also ordered to alight for blatant violation of the physical distancing being implemented.
They were bodily frisked and were caught with two cal .38 revolvers, eight ammunition for cal. 38, and three knives.
The three motorcycles and the multi-cab were also impounded. Two tarpaulins were displayed in the multi-cab one of which bearing the photo of MNLF Chair Nur Missuari.