MANILA Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested a TV network stuntman for illegal recruitment and possession of illegal firearms.
In a press briefing at the CIDG headquarters in Camp Crame Tuesday, Lt. Col. Domingo Soriano, head of the CIDG's Detective and Special Operations Unit (DSOU), identified the suspect as Ryan CabaAas, 38, a stuntman for ABS-CBN, who was arrested via a search warrant operation served at his residence in Pag-ibig Homes Subdivision in Cainta, Rizal on Monday.
During the operation, Soriano said the operatives seized different firearms without licenseincluding one unit of .22-caliber rifle with scope, one sniper rifle with scope, one 9mm Beretta pistol, one unit of RONIN kit, two units of magazine for .45 caliber, four units of magazine for 9mm, two units of magazine for .22 caliber, 234 live ammunition, one firearm silencer, and one bulletproof vest with National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) marking.
Soriano said Martin is also wanted for syndicated illegal recruitment based on a warrant of arrest issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 146 for violation of Sec. 6 of Republic Act 8042, or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995.
He added that the suspect will be facing charges for violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunitions Regulation Law and RA 9516 or Illegal Possession of Explosives.
Martin is presently under the custody of the CIDG and will be turned over to the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 146. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency