Under the PNP’s Peace and Security Framework, the CIDG with its intensive campaign against loose firearms (OPLAN Paglalansag Omega) led to the arrest of two individuals along Brgy. 35 Maypajo, Caloocan City at around 6:30 PM.

PBGen Romeo Caramat Jr CIDG Director identified the suspects as Jomar Alday Balatbat, 27 years old, tricycle driver and presently residing at B Vargas St., Tondo, Manila and Ariel Lagsit Reyes Jr aka “Ebad”, 40 years old, service crew, presently residing at 1013 Hermosa St., Tondo, Manila.

Operatives of CIDG NMMDFU conducted Buy Bust operation that resulted in the arrest of the suspects and confiscation of the following pieces of evidence:

-One pc Caliber 38

-Two pcs live ammunition

-one pc black holster

-five pcs of live ammunition

-one pc Five Hundred pesos bill dusted money incorporated with five pcs One thousand peso bill boodle money

Investigation revealed that Balatbat and Reyes Jr were identified as members of the Sige-Sige Commando Group, (DI-listed CG) engaged in a series of illegal activities in NCR.

Arrested suspects were brought to CIDG NDFU for documentation and proper disposition.

“Ang CIDG ay patuloy sa pagpapatupad ng batas sa mga armas o baril, upang limitahan ang paglaganap ng mga loose firearms na nagiging instrumento ng mga kriminal sa pagganap ng kanilang mga ilegal na gawain,” CIDG Director added. ###