National Democratic Front consultant Vicente Ladlad is not allowed to use as an excuse that he has a “Safe Conduct Pass” for him not to be arrested on his illegal possession of firearms case.
According to Police Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde, what happened to Ladlad was a simple law enforcement operation; even the JASIG or the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees issued during the time of the peace talks is also not appropriate on this matter.
Albayalde said that the ammunitions confiscated from Ladlad will go through ballistic examinations in order to verify if these were used in any crime, especially those that are being linked to the communist rebels.
The PNP chief added that they also understand Mrs. Fides Ladlad’s sentiment that allegedly, the police just planted the ammunitions found under the custody of her husband.
Albayalde insisted that suspects will not really own up to their crimes.
Ladlad is being charged of carrying firearms without license.
Operatives, with a search warrant, were able to raid the house of Ladlad in Brgy. San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Confiscated from Ladlad were the following high-caliber ammunitions:
1. One Russian-Made SKS (AK 47 with Bayonet) with SN: 9936459
2.One Mag Assembly for AK 47 with 9 rnds 7.62x39mm ammo
3. One Elisco M16A1 Assault Rifle with Defaced Serial Number
4. Three Mag Assy (2 long and 1 short) with 80 rnds 5.56 mm ammo
5. One Cal .45 COLT MK IV series 80 with Serial Number 172629
6. Two Mag Assy for Cal .45 with 21 rounds ammo
7. One 9mm pistol loaded with 9 ammo
8. Four Hand Grenades
9. Electronic Devices
10. Subversive documents
11. Two flags of The Netherlands
Aside from Ladlad, authorities also arrested Alberto and Virginia Villamor. The search warrant was served in the presence of brgy officials and the president of the homeowners association.