2 MILF members nabbed with arms cache in S. Cotabato

Published October 6, 2018, 5:18 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Joseph Jubelag

GENERAL SANTOS CITY- Police arrested on Friday two alleged members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for keeping in their possession a cache of high-powered firearms in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

(PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN)
(PIXABAY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, regional police spokesperson, identified the suspects as Abdulrashid Filcan Dalican, battalion commander of 107TH MILF Base Command and his subordinate, Dionne Pendatun Maguan, who were nabbed during simultaneous police raids conducted by police operatives in Barangay Lamlahak, Lake Sebu.

Policemen swooped down on the houses of the suspects in Barangay Lamlahak, which is a known MILF stronghold, following reports that the suspects were building up arms cache’ for the rebel group.

The raiding team seized high-powered firearms, including two 12-gauge shotgun, a Garand rifle, a rocket-propelled grenade, an M-79 grenade launcher, and a fragmentation grenade.

Police have filed charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against the suspects who are presently detained at the Lake Sebu police station.

 
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