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CIDG, local police arrest Kuratong Baleleng member, seized assorted firearms and ammos

by JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor

Misamis Occidental – Elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG Misocc) and local police operatives arrested an alleged member of the Kuratong Baleleng group during a raid conducted in Purok 4, Brgy Kinuman Norte, this province, on April 27.

The raiding team identified the suspects as Gregorio Luzano y Gampo-an and Julius Tabanas y Dian. During the raid Tabanas has eluded arrest.

The CIDG and the local police operation was based on the search warrants issued by Hon. Mary Faith R. Potoy-Montederamos, Executive Judge of RTC Branch 35, 10th Judicial Region, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental.

The search warrants resulted in the arrest of the suspects due to their violations to RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Law) and RA 9516 (Illegal Possession of Explosives).

Authorities seized the following items:

–  One (1) chamber loaded colt 911A1 US ARMY caliber .45;
–  One (1) chamber loaded KG-9 sub-machine gun;
–  One (1) 12-gauge tomahawk shotgun;
–  One (1) chamber loaded M2 carbine rifle;
–  Thirteen (13) assorted magazines;
–  Two hundred thirty-eight (238) rounds of assorted ammunition;
–  One (1) black inside holster;
–  One (1) black Jamboree Korean bag;
–  One (1) black ammunition box;
–  One (1) black flashlight box;
–  Two (2) bandoliers; and
–  One (1) green magazine pouch.

Initial investigation disclosed that Luzano is a member of the dreaded Kuratong Baleleng criminal group known for gun-for-hire, gunrunning, robbery/hold-up, illegal drugs and other illegal activities operating in Ozamis City and its neighboring municipalities/cities in Misamis Occidental.

A case for violation of RA 10591 is being prepared for filing before the Office of the City Prosecutor, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, it was learned.

Joel Escolhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_sKdGFs0ewIh9R-iAskDg
Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist in the Philippines for more than 20 years. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of Mindanao Daily News, the biggest and most-widely read newspaper in Southern Philippines. He is also known as Noypi Vlogger in Youtube. You can follow him on the following social networking sites below.
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