Guns, ammo, confiscated in police raid

VIGAN CITY – The police raided a house here and confiscated several guns and ammunitions as it stepped up its campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms in the city.

The team headed by PSupt. Maximo Torricer searched the house of Samuel Belvis, Jr. 44, married, resident of Barangay VI, this city, and confiscated 1 homemade shotgun paltik, another homemade shot gun with magazine, 6 homemade cal. 45, 2 cal. 38 with colt special marking and assorted ammunitions.

The operatives were armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Francisco Ante, Jr. when they conducted the search in Belvis’ house. Barangay officials witnessed the search.

Meanwhile, police investigators said they have a lead in the fatal ambush of a driver of a grocery store here.

Miguel Pablico, 52, married, driver of 2 Brothers, a resident of Boquig, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, was on his way home aboard a Tamaraw Ford Fiera when he was shot to death by a still unidentified assailant in front of Azurin Construction along Quirino Boulevard here at 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Torricer, in an interview with Peter Rebunal, reporter of DWRS, said the police is following a lead which may result in the solution of the killing.

The police recovered 4 spent shells at the crime scene.

The victim died while being treated at the Metro Vigan Cooperative Hospital.