Soreco employee nabbed for illegal possession of high-powered firearms, ammo

JUBAN, SORSOGON — Combined elements of Sorsogon Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT) and the Municipal Police force here caught red handed an employee of Sorsogon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Soreco), identified as Winston Fortes y Muega, for Violation of Republic Act 10591, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Fortes, a resident of Barangay Cogon, this town, was nabbed by the members of the raiding team while in possession of high-powered forearms and ammunition.

The suspect, the report said, could not produce the necessary permits to possess the said high- powered guns and ammunition.

He is now detained at the Municipal Police station of this town, while waiting for the formal charges to be filed against him by the arresting officers.

The suspect has been the object of surveillance operations for several months.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM


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