High-powered guns, dangerous chemicals, 10 suspects netted in CIDG raid in Zamboanga Del Sur

October 14, 2012 10:35 am 

MANILA, Oct. 13 – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has seized nine high-powered firearms, dangerous chemicals and arrested 10 suspects during an operation at a Zamboanga Del Sur mining site Friday.

Director Samuel Pagdilao, Jr., CIDG chief, said the operation, led by CIDG Region commander Sr. Supt. Edgardo Danao, was in Barangay Depore in Bayog town.

Danao identified the suspects as Avelino A. Penniz, 50, of Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur, Tirso Q. Calderon, 48, of Dumalinao, Zamboanga Del Sur, Christopher M. Umpad, 24, of Brgy. Bogo, Pagadian City, Marcial A. Pinero, 28, of Buntong, Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay;

Pelmar R. Villaluz, 33, of Sicatuna, Guipos, Zamboanga Sibugay, Arjay B. Cuer, 17, of Guinuma, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Alberto P. Llamos, 59, of Poblacion Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay, Ronald E. Cariaga, 19, of Brgy. Ditay, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Esidro N. Cuardra, 32, of Guinuman, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Camilo N. Calunsag, 58, of Guinuman, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The operators of the mining site — identified as Julieto Monding alias Gingging and Rosalyn Paquit — were not present during the raid.

CIDG agents confiscated from the suspects one M-14 rifle, an Armalite rifle, a KG-9 rifle, four shotguns, an SAS 12 shooter, a USAS-12, 12GA, one K3 9mm machine pistol, two .45 caliber pistols, one caliber 38 revolver, three grenades, four sacks of commercial dynamites, and assorted rounds of ammunition.

Also seized were 437 kilos of cyanide chemicals, three plastic containers of nitric acids, 45 sacks of limestone, 25 sacks of pregnant carbon, three sacks of activated carbon, one liter potassium iodide, and one Liter silver nitrate.

The arrested and the seized firearms were brought to the CIDG Office for proper identification.

The confiscated explosives, toxic substances, hazardous and nuclear wastes materials were placed under the custody of MGB for safekeeping. (PNA)

HBC/PFN

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