By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) were filed Monday against a businessman who was arrested in an entrapment operation here last week.
Adoni Guillergan, 50, of Barangay Dinginan here yielded a cache of firearms and ammunitions in a raid conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Capiz and the Roxas City police Friday morning, Jan. 27, at Sitio Puntod in Dinginan.
Judge Esperanza Isabel E Poco-Deslate of the Regional Trial Court Branch 19 in Roxas City authorized the raid through a warrant issued on Jan 24, 2023.
Recovered from Guillergan were:
a.) One (1) unit of COLT AR-15 M16AI CAL. 5.56 MM
b.) One (1) pc. Steel magazine for COLT AR-15 M16AI CAL. 5.56 MM
c.) One (1) unit super Caliber .38 Colt pistol
d.) One (1) pc. Steel magazine for super Caliber .38 Colt pistol
e.) One (1) pc. Holster for super Caliber .38 Colt pistol
f.) Twenty-eight (28) pcs. live ammunition for COLT AR-15 M16AI CAL. 5.56 MM
g.) Seventy-two (72) pcs. live ammunition for super Caliber .38 Colt pistol, and
h.) Two (2) pcs. ammunition box color black.
According to Police Captain Danilo Matahum, CIDG-Capiz director, they started to monitor Guillergan on Jan 1, and they later confirmed he kept firearms without valid licenses per verification with the Firearm and Explosives Office in Camp Crame.
Matahum said a civilian is prohibited to own an M16 rifle because it is intended only for military or police personnel.
The firearms were turned over to Forensic Laboratory to verify if these were used in crimes.
Meanwhile, a former inmate was arrested by the Roxas City PNP for allegedly selling an unlicensed firearm in an entrapment operation Saturday afternoon at Tumanon St., in Barangay Tiza here.
Police identified the suspect as Christian Jude Rosali, 26, of Bangbang St., Barangay Inzo Arnaldo here.
Recovered from Rosali was a caliber .38 revolver with four live ammunition and the P1,700 marked money.
The suspect failed to present valid licenses for the gun.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) were filed against Rosali on Monday.
He was also jailed for the same violation but was released on bail.