PNP arrests 'Duterte Assassination' plotters
Speaking to the media, suspect Wilford Palma revealed that they sold more than 100 upper receivers, 40 barrels and 30 bolt assemblies to the patron. He said these are less costly and could be used for M-16 rifles.
|Photo courtesy of CNN Philippines. Raelyn Luchansky|
Palma, together with his boss Brian Taala were arrested by the Philippine authorities last month for allegedly smuggling firearms from the U.S. valued at P4.5 million pesos. They are being prosecuted for violations of the country's Republic Act 10591 or the "Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act."
Assasination plot against Duterte
The rumors of this plot first circulated even before Duterte assumed the Presidency.
Palma said Taala divulged the plans to him when he was about to pick up the smuggled items at the back of a mall.
|Screengrab from CNN Philippines|
The arrest of Palma and Taala came after an intelligence report from the U.S. Homeland Security was relayed to the Philippine authorities.
Palma is now under the PNP's custody.
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