Police arrest brothers accused of firing guns in barangay

Kim Lorenzo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2016 09:06 PM

SOLSONA, ILOCOS NORTE – Two of four people who, neighbors said, habitually fired their guns in their community were arrested Thursday, after a search of their homes yielded drugs and firearms.

Police implemented four search warrants in two residences in Solsona—at the house where Luis Antonio lived with his son Homer and daughter Foronda, and at Luis' son Ariston's house.

Authorities confiscated a rifle grenade, 4 shotgun shells, and two .38-caliber bullets at Antonio’s house.

They seized five sachets, suspected to contain methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, 12 shotgun shells, and 32 9mm bullets in Ariston’s house.

"Mayroong report na itong mag-aama raw ay laging nagpapaputok ng baril sa kanilang barangay," said Chief Inspector Rodelio Santos, chief of the Solsona police.

(There was a report that this family frequently fired their guns in their community.)

Ariston is not on their drug watchlist, Santos said.

However, the Antonios denied the accusations leveled against them.

"Wala kaming alam diyan, bigla na lang may nakukuha sa mga bahay-bahay namin," Homer said.

(We don’t know anything about that, suddenly they found all those things at our homes.)

The Antonios face charges of illegal possession of ammunition and explosives, while Ariston faces an additional charge of possession of illegal drugs.