Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) from Bohol and Cebu raided four residences in Tagbilaran City and Dauis on Saturday and recovered unlicensed firearms, ammunition and illegal drugs.
The operations resulted in the arrests of six male suspects including three men from Marawi and another who will be investigated for alleged involvement in the killing of Atty. Mia Mascarinas-Green.
The suspects from Marawi identified as brothers Muahmar Haji Yusof and Ibrahim Haji Yusof, and Akhmad Macalngan, alias Aksi were nabbed at the Muslim Village in Barangay Taloto, Tagbilaran City.
The suspects were allegedly caught in possession of a. 357 and .38 revolvers and a .45 caliber pistol and various ammunitions.
Meanwhile, CIDG and Dauis police operatives swooped down on three houses in Dauis arresting Norberto Barrentes, Rensmith Estomata and Vladimir Cagata, a known associate of Lloyd Lancer Gonzaga, the alleged mastermind in the grisly murder of Mascarinas-Green.
During the search of Cagata’s residence, the raiding team recovered an unlicensed .45 caliber firearm with two live rounds in its magazine.
According to CIDG Bohol chief Sr. Insp. Fritz Blanco, the seized firearm was submitted to the Bohol Crime Laboratory for ballistic and forensic examination.
This will check if the gun matches the slugs recovered at the scene where Mascariñas-Green was gunned down by four motorcycle-riding men while driving her Toyota Innova on February 15, 2017.
In an earlier raids, police arrested Barrantes and Estomata both in Barangay Bingag at 6:35 a.m. and 6:40 a.m., respectively.
According to authorities, Barrentes was caught in possession of a.45 caliber pistol, one magazine of said firearm and seven live bullets.
He was also caught with 20 packets of suspected shabu, police said.
In a separate report, police indicated that the CIDG and Dauis operatives seized from Estomata, a.38 caliber pistol loaded with two live bullets and six sachet pieces of suspected shabu. (with reports from Weli Maestrado)