The NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU) in coordination with Makati City Police Station successfully implemented a Search Warrant at about 4:00am of April 27, 2019 at No. 41 Solar Street, Bel-Air III, Makati City. The subject area of operation was a house owned by Victor Caluag y Africa aka Victor Emmanuel Caluag y Africa, 52 years old.
The search warrant was issued by Hon. Rommel O. Baybay, Presiding Judge of RTC Branch 132, NCJR, Makati City dated April 25, 2019.
The operation stemmed from the information given by a confidential informant that Caluag was fond of collecting firearms and in possession of different caliber. Upon verification from PNP Firearms and Explosives Office, it was then confirmed that the licenses of the firearms are already expired several years ago.
During the search in the room occupied by Caluag, operatives confiscated a rifle; (7) seven handguns, ten boxes of ammunition and 294 assorted ammunition. Incidental to the search, operatives were also able to seize 3 small plastic sachets of suspected shabu; 12 bottles of suspected ketarol liquid substance and other drug paraphernalia.
Unfortunately, Caluag was not around during the operation and will be charged at-large.
The Search Warrant will be returned to the court of origin. Cases for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act of 2013) and RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) will be filed against Caluag.
“Rest assured that we will conduct follow-up operations for the apprehension of Caluag and for him to face the charges filed against him”, NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR said.
“The Team NCRPO intensifies the conduct of police operations to recover all illegally possessed/loose firearms to prevent its utilization in illegal activities especially during the upcoming 2019 Midterm Elections. Together with the full support of the public, we can defeat all criminal elements”, PMGEN ELEAZAR added.