Naga trader nabbed over cache of firearms, ammo

February 10, 2020

A 47-year-old businessman in Naga City accused of firing his shotgun indiscriminately on Saturday afternoon was arrested by local police commandos who stormed his house where they found several high-powered firearms and ammunition, Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier General Anthony S. Alcañeses said yesterday.

Suspect Eric Sison, a resident of Sapphire Street in Lomeda Subdivision, Barangay San Felipe, Naga City is now facing charges for alarm and scandal and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition under Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013, said the Bicol police director.

According to Alcañeses, Naga City Police Office SWAT officers led by Major Ariel Blanco went to Lomeda Subdivision after receiving a report about an alleged illegal discharge of firearm past 4 p.m. Sunday.

Officers surrounded the house after the suspect locked himself up inside. More than four  hours later, the suspect again fired his shotgun which prompted the SWAT operatives to storm the place and arrest the businessman following talks with his family.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession was a 12-gauge Akkar shotgun with serial no. TS 870 BD-N-12776 with six live ammunition. Also found at the scene were five spent shotgun cartridges.

Also recovered at the living room of the suspect’s house were one cal. .22 rifle with two empty magazines, one cal. .45 semi-automatic pistol with an empty magazine,  one 12-gauge Doruk/Gladiator shotgun with two live ammunition, a total of 25 .45 bullets,  a Glock cal. 40 magazine with 10 bullets, an ammunition box containing 18 pieces of cal. 40 ammunition and 11 cal. .45 casings, 18 spent 40 ammunition and three cal. .45 casings.

Naga City police director, Colonel Alex Servita said that the suspect is now being held at the Naga City Police Station 1 lock-up facility.