A woman was arrested in Lanao del Norte in the Philippines after a stash of firearms and ammunition were found in her house.
On Friday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) raided the home of Mary Ann Canoy, 36, in Barangay Labuay in Maigo town. Canoy’s home was being used as storage for high-powered guns which will allegedly be used in the upcoming midterm elections on May 13, Manila Bulletin reported.
The CIDG found a shotgun, two Colt M16 A1 rifles, an Elisco M16 A1, two M1 Garand rifles, six ammunition bandoliers, one Llama caliber .45 pistol and three boxes of assorted ammunition.
Canoy claimed that she was not aware that firearms were stored in the house, saying that she was a caretaker and not the owner of the premises. Police Lieutenant Colonel Raymund Liguden said the police conducted investigations to try to validate Canoy’s claims.
The CIDG are reportedly filing a complaint against Canoy for violating Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. If convicted, Canoy could face between six and 12 years in prison.