Camp Olivas, Pampanga—Thirty-nine people were arrested and 70 loose firearms of different calibers and 1,200 ammunitions were seized as the police operatives raided several places in Nueva Ecija on Wednesday.
Chief Supt. Rudy G. Lacadin, director of Police Regional Office III, described the seized firearms as 45 caliber revolvers, automatic assault rifle, carbine and shot guns.
Lacadin said that the raid was based on the total of 123 search warrants issued by courts and served by the Nueva Ecija Police office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group based there.
Lacadin also said that raid was conducted in the different places in the area to prevent violence in the coming election wherein Nueva Ecija was under watchlists by police authorities and the Comelec officials.
The names of those arrested were not yet available; charges are being prepared against them while an inventory of the seized ammunition is being made.