Police operatives swooped down a suspected dope den and arrested four men while allegedly having a pot session and seized high powered guns, ammunitions and prohibited drugs in Barangay Caingin here Tuesday morning.
Supt. David N. Poklay, city police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Ryan Dominguez, 20, single, resident of Iba O’ Este, Calumpit town; Mark Mario Lacambakal, 21, single, a native of Iba O’ Este, Calumpit town and is presently residing at No. 1471 A. Mariano Street, Pateros; James Jimenez, 37, a native of General Santos City, presently residing at Imelda Street, Novaliches, Quezon City; and Roy Blanco, 27, driver, a native of Cagayan De Oro City and presently residing at FB De Jesus Subdivision, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Poklay said that a concerned citizen called the Malolos police station and reported that a group of armed men were seen having a pot session inside a house in Barangay Caingin here.
He said that joint operatives of the Malolos Police Station, the Provincial Intelligence Branch headed by Supt. Edwin Quillates and the Bulacan Highway Patrol Team led by Chief Inspector Noel Nunez conducted and stakeout operation and raided the place.
The suspects were surprised and did not resist arrest despite having high powered firearms and ammunitions, including hand grenades, Poklay said.
Police recovered one baby armalite (M16) rifle Colt AR15 with Serial number RP157568; one baby armalite (M16) rifle with defaced Serial number; one caliber .45 pistol with Serial Number 300105; one Armscor caliber .45 pistol with Serial Number 25987; two magazines for caliber .45 pistol; 10 rounds of live ammunitions for caliber .45 pistol; three long magazines for caliber 5.56 rifle; three short magazines for caliber 5.56 rifle; 97 rounds of live ammunitions for caliber 5.56 rifle; two hand grenades; two pieces of plastic sachets containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride also known as “shabu;” dope paraphernalia; one unit of Nissan Navarra pick up; one unit of Toyota Innova; one unit of Subaru Impreza and assorted documents from the suspects.
The confiscated firearms were turned over to the Bulacan Provincial Crime Laboratory Office (BPCLO), Bulacan PPO for ballistics examination, macro etching and cross matching.
Poklay said the recovered vehicles were processed by a SOCO team while the personnel of Highway Patrol Team are now thoroughly checking the records of the impounded vehicles to determine if they were stolen.