8 hot guns, bomb seized in Quezon

August 08, 2020

PAGBILAO, Quezon--- Joint police units arrested a businessman following the confiscation of assorted unlicensed firearms during a searh operation at his farm in Bgy. Mayhay, here, Friday.

Quezon police director Col. Audie Madrideo identified the suspect as Rommel Ayala Razol alias Omie/Omeng, 44, farm owner at said village.

Madrideo said the search operation was carried out by joint elements of Provincial Intelligence Branch under Major Gaylor Pagala, 1st Quezon Provincial Mobile Force Company under Lt. Col. Norman Rañon and Pagbilao police station under Major Reden Romasanta.

In a phone interview, Romasanta said the suspect yielded an Armscor 12 gauge shotgun, 4 improvised cal. 22 rifles, a home-made shotgun, 2 cal. 45 pistols, a hand grenade, and a number of assorted ammunition.

Romasanta said the suspect claimed the firearms were sold to him by friends saying that his caretakers use the guns to protect the farm against bad elements.