Drive vs. loose firearms net 2 village execs in AgSur

By Alexander Lopez

January 19, 2023, 1:51 pm

<p>Google map of Rosario, Agusan del Sur.</p>
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Google map of Rosario, Agusan del Sur.


BUTUAN CITY – Two village councilors were arrested during the recent serving of search warrants for loose firearms in Rosario town, Agusan del Sur province, police officials said Thursday.

Maj. Jennifer Ometer, Police Regional Office-Caraga Region (PRO-13) information officer, said Councilors Diosdado Reyes Aresal Sr., 61, of Barangay Maligaya; and Salvador Sangalia Jr. of Barangay Tagbayagan were nabbed during the court-ordered search for suspected illegal gun holders in Rosario on Tuesday.

“The operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Agusan del Sur and the 1301st Company of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion implemented the search warrants issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 7 in Bayugan City,” Ometer said.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Pablo Labra II, PRO-13 director, said the law enforcers first implemented the search warrant at the house of Aresal, where a 9mm pistol, improvised shotgun and various ammunition were recovered.

In Sangalia’s house, police found a .45-caliber pistol, ammunition and magazines.

The two were charged with violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. (PNA)