Camp Sgt Quintin M Merecido, Davao City- Composite team from Davao del Sur Police Provincial Office arrested a man for illegal possession of fireams and illegal drugs during the successful implementation of search warrant in Digos City yesterday.

PBGen Marcelo C Morales, Regional Director, disclosed that at about 10:20 PM, October 6, a joint operation was conducted by elements of DSPPO Personnel, Digos CPS together with Davao Sur CIDG personnel, 1st DSPMFC SWAT implemented Search Warrant with SW Number 20-2019 issued by Honorable Carmelita Sarno-Davin, Executive Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 19, Digos City, Davao del Sur against RITCHIE LACSON ALCAREZ, a.k.a “ Payat “ at Purok Talisay, Sitio Balisong, Brgy Sinawilan, Digos City for violation of RA 10591.

During the execution of the writ that was witnessed by the representative from DOJ, Media and Brgy Officials, abovementioned teams confiscated /seized from the arrested suspect were the following items:

a. One (1) live ammunition of 12 gauge shotgun;
b. One (1) live ammunition of 45 caliber;
c. Four (4) live ammunition of 38 caliber;
d. Two (2) fire cartridge of 38 caliber;
e. Seven (7) assorted used lighters;
f. One (1) compact disk case;
g. Seven (7) medium size heat sealed sachet of suspected shabu;
h. One (1) Myphone tablet color black;
i. Two (2) 38 caliber homemade pistol; and
j. Five (5) empty sachets containing shabu residue.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect was being complained by his neighbors of firing his gun everytime he is drunk, thus, prompted police officers to apply for search warrant against him.

“Moreover, when aked for pertinent documents he was not able to present any and aside from that he was also caught in possession of illegal drugs (shabu) which will be another case to be filed against him,” RD Morales said.

Charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) No. 10591 (Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition) and RA 9156 (Illegal Possession of Explosives) are being prepared against the suspect.