CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Nov. 30 -- A 44-year-old businessman was arrested after authorities found several firearms, ammunition and drugs during a search operation in his house in San Ildefonso town, this province on Tuesday.

In his report on Wednesday, Col. Relly Arnedo, director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said the raiding team, armed with a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 80 in Malolos City, arrested Rico Irabagon, a resident of Barangay Anyatam in the said town, who is reportedly engaged in a poultry business.

Seized from the suspect during the operation were several firearms and ammunition, a hand grenade fragmentation and one medium-sized plastic containing 12 sachets of suspected shabu.

Arnedo said Ir...