The three arrested suspects and the seized firearms during a buy-bust operation in Bacolod City yesterday.*
Nine guns, mostly high-powered, 15 magazines, two silencers, and eight ammunition were seized from three suspects, one of them a soldier, in an entrapment operation at the South Ceres Terminal at Luzuriaga Street in Bacolod City, at about 5:30 a.m. yesterday.
Recovered were a 9mm caliber pistol, a 9mm Ingram, a 9mm KG9 sub machine pistol, two .357 caliber revolvers, two .9mm black widow revolvers, two .45 caliber pistols, 15 magazines, two silencers, and eight ammunition, a police report said.
Crop losses caused by rat infestation and the continued dry spell in Negros Occidental hit P400,379,828 yesterday, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan said.
Tabianan reported that palay, corn, high value crops and tilapia losses hit P221,884,063.
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11 loose firearms seized
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Police in Dumaguete City seized 11 firearms of various calibers under the Oplan Katok program.
On April 13-18, the Dumaguete police, headed by its OIC police chief, Supt. Jovito Atanacio, conducted Oplan Katok that resulted in the turnover of three .45 caliber handguns, four .38 caliber revolvers, two .22 caliber revolvers, one .40 caliber and one 9mm.
These firearms have expired licenses, Senior Supt. Harris Fama, acting director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said in a text blast.
The Dumaguete PNP station issued an advisory encouraging owners of guns with expired licenses to turn over their firearms to the station for safekeeping. .