Guns, Drugs Cash Seized In PNP Operation

The Region 1 police scored in its anti-criminality campaign after the arrest of a suspected drug dealer and seizure of various firearms, ammunition, cash of different currencies, alleged illegal drugs and paraphernalia during the implementation of two search warrants in Pannagidan, Baro, Asingan, Pangasinan on July 8.

Police Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office, said around eight (8) firearms of different caliber, assorted magazines, ammunition, binoculars, air soft replica and three motorcycles were confiscated at the house and premises of Juan P. Barongan Jr. A caliber 22 air rifle was also found at the house of Acmad Maamok.

He added that suspected illegal drugs and paraphernalia were confiscated inside the houses of the suspects. Barongan Jr. was arrested while Maamok was not present during the search.

The SWs A-2-14 and A-3-14 were issued by Hon. Judge Camilo B. Asuncion Sr. of 7th Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Asingan-San Manuel on July 7 against Barongan Jr. and Maamok for violation of Republic Act 9165 and R.A. 8294 as amended by R.A. 10591.

The joint operatives were composed of personnel from Asingan Police Station, Regional Public Safety Battalion 1 (RPSB1), Pangasinan Provincial Public Safety Company, Criminal Investigation and Detective Management (CIDG), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Regional Office 1 (PDEA-RO1) and Highway Patrol Group 1 (HPG1).

The implementation of SWs were done in a peaceful manner and witnessed by the Barangay officials of said place and media personalities. The arrested person and seized items were brought to Asingan Police Station for proper disposition and documentation while appropriate cases are being prepared against the suspects.###

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