Police of the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) 7 raided the house of Board Member Niño Rey Boniel at the gated Monterrazas Village in Guadalupe, Cebu City at 9 a.m. on Friday.
The operatives were looking for Glock 17 and caliber 9mm pistols registered under the name of Boniel who has been tagged as the primary suspect in the alleged killing of his wife, Gisela.
However, the police came up empty-handed as both firearms were not found inside the Boniels’ Cebu home.
The RSOG 7 raided the house bearing a search warrant issued by Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 11 Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr.
Earlier, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 had asked Niño to surrender the pistols for examination.
PRO-7 director Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño said that they found a document from the police’s Firearms and Explosives Office indicating that Boniel had two guns registered under his name.
“Dalawa ang baril ni BM Boniel. Yung isa expired 2015,” said Taliño who also noted that the other gun’s registration expires this year.
Meanwhile, both of Niño’s hands have already been subjected to a paraffin test last week while results are still being awaited.
Riolito Boniel who is detained with Niño, had previously claimed that he was the boatman when the suspects dumped Gisela’s body in waters off Lapu-Lapu City while the board member was the gunman.
Authorities are now on their ninth day of search and retrieval operations for the mayor’s body in the said area.