September 16, 2021

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Catanduanes police arrest ex-army soldier; seize gun, ammo, explosive material

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A former corporal of the Philippine Army was arrested after police seized gun, ammunition and explosive material in Virac, Catanduanes on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Armed with 2 search warrants, police seized the illegal items at Barangay San Vicente, Virac.

A .45 baril caliber pistol, 2 magazines and ammo were recovered, including 5 hand grenades; five M84 Fragmentation Hand Grenade Case; 1 cartridge 40mm High Explosive and case; 5 magazines for caliber 5.56mm; 81 bullets 5.56mm; one 5.56 link with 22 rounds; and six 9mm bullets.

According to a report, the suspect had served as Army Corporal for 12 years until he was discharged from the service.

The suspect is now under custody of Virac MPS for the necessary charges