Cache of assorted firearms and ammunition. (The Philippine Examiner)

LEGAZPI CITY – A cache of firearms and ammunition was discovered by a civilian on Saturday noon at an abandoned house in a remote village in Bulan town in Sorsogon, a top police official in Bicol said.

Brig. Gen. Anthony Alcañeses, Bicol regional director, said the recovered cache of firearms and ammunition consists of 10 M-16 rifles, 64 boxes each containing 40 pieces of 7.62mm ammunition used for AK-47 rifles, and 21 boxes of M-16 ammo GA556100.

Alcañeses said a civilian reported to the Bulan police station the discovery of the arms cache hidden at an abandoned house in Sitio Angas, Barangay Otavi at around 10 a.m.

The town police station coordinated with the Philippine Army and immediately dispatched a composite team where they found the hoard of firearms and ammunition.

The recovered arms caches were turned over to the town police station.

Police investigators could not yet say whether the arms cache was a government issue or it belonged to a group of suspected New People’s Army (NPA) or a criminal group operating in the province. (PNA)