Two military personnel allegedly involved in gun-running activities arrested in an entrapment operation in Zamboanga Sibugay on Tuesday.
Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar, OIC Chief PNP identified the arrested army personnel as CAPT. CHRISTOPHER GALVEZ ESLAVA, 41 years old, a resident of Brgy Cabilao, Makilala, North Cotabato and CPL RYAN LAURE LAROT, 35 years old, and a resident of Purok Gemelina, Brgy Banali, Pagadian City, ZDS. Both were personnel of Regional Community Defense Group-9, Army Reserve Command (ARESCOM).
The two suspects were arrested during an entrapment operation launched jointly by RIU9, PNP-IG (lead Unit); RSOG 9, Ipil MPS, 2nd PMFC ZSBPPO units in coordination with the MIG-14 of ISAFP in Purok Gemelina, Sanito Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugayat 12:15 AM on Tuesday, March 23.
Confiscated from the suspects were: 1 unit Cal 5.56 M4 Carbine, make Daniel Defense, SN: 881188; 1 unit 5.56mm M4, make Colt Carbine, SN: 188002; 1 unit cal 5.56 M4, make TRIARC System SN: 891328; 2 units 9mm Pistol, make Glock 19, w/ Serial Nos. AFP 068854 & AFP026611; 1 Rifle Grenade; 3 units 40 mm grenade; 6pcs M16 Magazine; 3 pcs Cal 40. Magazine and 1.2 Million boodle money.
"The PNP is coordinating with the AFP for verification of these personnel. This accomplishment is also a clear message to all, civilian or law enforcers that there will be no safe haven for their illegal activities", Eleazar said.