Gun smuggling suspect reveals Duterte ‘assassination plot’

(From The Philippine Star)

An assassination plot against President Rodrigo Duterte was revealed Thursday by an aide of a smuggled gun parts business owner.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks before Filipino workers who were repatriated by the Philippine government from Saudi Arabia, upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks next to Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, before Filipino workers who were repatriated by the Philippine government from Saudi Arabia, upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa presented Wilford Palma after he and his boss Bryan Tala-ala were arrested for shipping, trading and selling smuggled gun parts from the United States.

Palma revealed to reporters that one of their regular customers told them, while transacting inside a mall, about their plan to kill Duterte. He continued that their longtime buyer ordered lower-end parts consisting of 40 barrels, 30 bolts, more than 100 upper receivers, which could be assembled to around 100 M16 rifles.

The name of their longtime buyer, however, was not disclosed by Palma due to an ongoing investigation. Read More



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