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CIDG Davao says Kingdom of Jesus Christ surrenders more firearms

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Over 20 units of firearms, live ammunition and other weapons were surrendered to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) by the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) over the weekend, in line with the directives of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief P/Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, CIDG revealed the operation took place within the KOJC compound along the Phil-Japan Friendship Highway in Sasa, Davao City.

CIDG Director Police Maj. Gen. Leo Francisco reported that the weapons were voluntarily surrendered by a lawyer representing a religious organization. They belonged to Cresente Chavez Canada, one of the co-accused in the child abuse case of KOJC leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.

Police recovered a diverse range of weaponry such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, and a revolver, among others. Fourteen pieces of 9mm live ammunition and two CZ pistol magazines were also surrendered. All items are now under the custody of CIDG Davao for proper documentation and disposition.

Francisco expressed his gratitude to KOJC for their cooperation and highlighted the importance of community involvement in the fight against illegal firearms. The recent operation was part of the wider “Oplan Paglalansag Omega” program of PNP-CIDG.

Earlier this May, the camp of the fugitive preacher surrendered five firearms after their licenses were revoked.

Quiboloy has a standing warrant of arrest from law enforcement authorities in both the Philippines and the United States for crimes related to human trafficking and labor violations. 

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