CIDG: Return 76 guns,
pay P20M in damages
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The chief of the Anti Organized Crime Division of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group yesterday asked the Bacolod Regional Trial Court Branch 42 to turn over the 76 firearms seized from the ancestral house of Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña, to Branch 85 of the Quezon City RTC.
Senior Supt. Jose Mario Espino, chief of the Anti Organized Crime Division of the CIDG, SPO3 Rosendo Bersal and SPO2 Jeyvee Aglipay, as intervenors, filed an answer-in-intervention with counterclaim, and motion for the return of seized firearms in response to a replevin case filed by Pulupandan Mayor-elect Miguel Peña and four firms.
Espino also filed a supplemental motion for the return of the seized firearms to RTC Branch 85 instead of the PNP Scene of the Crime Office of Negros Occidental where they were previously held.