DOJ Sec. Aguirre II Orders NBI to Conduct Probe on Missing PNP Firearms Sold to NPA


During the previous administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino, there's a lot of alleged syndicates in the PNP which includes the controversial missing firearms of the government which were allegedly sold to the New People's Armey (NPA) rebels in Mindanao.


Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct probe on the missing firearms of the PNP. The order of Aguirre to the NBI came out after Pres. Rody Duterte gave a directive to investigate the reported 1,004 missing firearms at the PNP Headquarters.

According to initial investigations the alleged missing firearms from the PNP were reportedly sold and at the hands of the NPA.



Sec. Aguirre stressed that the new probe about the missing firearms of the PNP would be an offshoot of the earlier Ombudsman investigation, which led to the indictment of top police officials in the Sandiganbayan and would focus on private individuals involved.

The DOJ also ordered the NBI to regularly submit a progress report to keep his office up-to-date on the investigation and to file appropriate charges before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against those involved.

During the year 2014, it was uncovered that over 1,000 high-powered firearms of PNP worth P52 million had been sold to NPA since 2011 with the unwitting assistance of 19 senior police officials at Camp Crame.

The controversial firearms made headlines but was not discussed intensively by the mainstream media. The CIDG discovered the irregularity after it was found that a cache of AK-47 assault rifles disappeared while papers were being processed by the PNP during the administration of Pres. PNoy.

Source: PNA


DOJ Sec. Aguirre II Orders NBI to Conduct Probe on Missing PNP Firearms Sold to NPA DOJ Sec. Aguirre II Orders NBI to Conduct Probe on Missing PNP Firearms Sold to NPA Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 1/10/2018 Rating: 5

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