BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
NEGROS ORIENTAL – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives, during its fourth day of search for evidence of loose firearms, have discovered Monday thousands of rounds of ammunition of various calibers, a high-powered sniper rifle and magazines.
The continued search was the result of a search warrant issued by the Mandaue City court against HDJ sugar mill compound in Sta Catalina in Negros Oriental.
During its first day of implantation last week after the search warrant was approved and issued in Mandaue City , the raiding team seized various high-caliber firearms, a rocket-powered grenade, improvised explosives and a cash of more than P18 million.
The CIDG operatives have also arrested three members of the Teves Security details as unlicensed firearms were also found in their possessions.
READY FOR THE CHARGES
Meanwhile, the camp of beleaguered congressman Arnolfo Teves, Jr announced Tuesday they are ready to face a string of cases that may be filed in court against Rep Teves and some members of his family.
The possible cases would be in relation to the recent massacre of the governor and eight civilians who have also died when unknown attackers barged into the governor’s house and without provocation opened fire to those whoever is in the area, including the governor.
“Notwithstanding the protestations and the artifices of our officials that they are trying to be impartial by using the words ‘he may be involved,’ ‘it is possible,’ I think it is leading to that,” Ferdinand Topacio, Teves’ lawyer told the media
“Anyone who has a modicum of perception will know that that is where this is leading,” Topacio said.
Teves’s lawyer issued the statements after DOJ Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla announced that Cong Teves is one of those being tagged as masterminds of the ‘Pamplona massacre.’