A former barangay captain and his son, also a former village official, were arrested for illegal possession of firearms and an explosive after police served search warrants at their residences in Guindulman.
They were arrested in simultaneous raids conducted by the Guindulman Police Station and the 701st Regional Mobile Force Brigade 7 at their houses in Barangay Tabunoc on Tuesday morning.
According to police, they confiscated from former barangay captain Juanito Gono, 67, a .38 revolver and live ammunition at his house in Purok 5, Tabunoc.
Gono’s son, former barangay councilor Jovi Neri, 38, meanwhile yielded a 45 caliber pistol, live ammunition and a hand grenade during a separate raid in nearby Purok 2 of the same village.
The operation was led by Sr. Insp. Erano Regidor of the Guindulman police and Sr. Insp. Fritz Blanco of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
Both arrested men will be charged with violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
A separate criminal complaint will be filed against the younger Gono for violation of RA 9516 or the Illegal Possession of Explosives.