Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- A 51- year old rebel returnee and alleged leader of a criminal gang was arrested by authorities during the implementation of search warrant in Bataan on Monday, March 29, 2021.

PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that joint elements of Limay MPS, CIDG PFU BATAAN, 21SAC, 2SAB PNP SAF, PIU, Bataan PPO, Bataan PHPT-HPG, Bataan PNP Maritime Group (MARPSTA) and 2nd PMFC Bataan PPO implemented Search Warrant No. 21-08 issued by Hon. Leticia L Nicolas, Presiding Judge, MTC, Limay, Bataan for violation of RA 10591 against Victor SACDALAN y Perez @Bikoy, 51 years old, married, rebel returnee, farmer and a resident of Sitio Pias, Brgy. Duale, Limay, Bataan which resulted to his arrest and seizure of One (1) Mod E M1 22 ERMA -Werke 22 caliber rifle with scope without serial number; Inserted with One (1) magazine for 22 caliber rifle;

Loaded with Four (4) pcs live ammunition for 22 caliber rifle; fourteen (14) pcs live ammunition for 22 caliber rifle; one (1) modified caliber 22 pistol without serial number;and one (1) magazine for modified caliber 22 pistol.

Further investigation revealed that suspect is tagged as the leader of "Bikoy" Criminal Gang (Unlisted) involved in Gun running, Extortion and Illegal Drug Trade operating within the province of Bataan.

A case for violation of RA 10591 is being prepared for filing before the Prosecutor's Office of Bataan.

"Our aggressive drive to recover and to seize loose firearms through continuous police operations and implementation of Search Warrants against illegal gun owners are being carried out as we are committed to account all weapons being used as instrunents of crime, "PRO3 Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON remarked. (PIO-3)