Tuesday Aug, 09 2022 09:04:28 AM

BARMM CIDG agents arrest vice mayoral aspirant, seize guns

Mindanao Armed Conflict • 16:45 PM Fri Jul 1, 2022

COTABATO CITY  – A defeated vice mayoral candidate in Maguindanao was arrested and seized high- powered firearms during law enforcement operation before Friday, police said.

Lt. Colonel Bernard Lao, head of Bangsamoro Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), led the operation against Usop Sanggacala Aron, former village chair of Barangay Rumirimbang, Barira based on a search warrant issued by a local court.

Aron ran and lost in the vice mayoralty race in Barira during this year’s national and local elections.

Armed with search warrants CIDG operatives backed by Barira town police and soldiers swooped on the house of Aron in Barnagay Orandang, Parang, Maguindanao at past 12 midnight.

Police seized four M-16 Armalite rifles, one M-14 rifle, one Armalite with rifle grenade launcher, a cal. 380 pistol, 16 pieces 40mm grenades and various ammunition.

Aron admitted he owned two of the firearms confiscated by police. However, he said, the other firearms were pawned by civilians to his sons.

He is now detained at CIDG detention facility. (Ferdinandh Cabrera)

Mindanao foreign-assisted business ventures takes off  

  COTABATO CITY --- An aquamarine and agriculture production tie-up between two multinational groups and the government has taken off in just...

No clues on shooting of BARMM HR exec's vehicle

COTABATO CITY --- Investigators are still clueless on who could have repeatedly shot the vehicle here on Saturday night of a government human...

Teachers’ training for Dec. 5 village, youth polls to start soon

MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will soon start the training of teachers in connection with the holding of the Barangay and...

MOH turned over new health station in Carmen, North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY— Residents of Barangay Kitulaan in Carmen Cluster, Special Geographic Area (SGA) will now have better access to health care services...

Sox has 25 new COVID cases, BARMM has 18

MAY 25 KATAO ang nagpositibo sa COVID-19 sa Region 12 habang lima lang ang gumaling. Sa 25 bagong kaso, 9 ang mula Gen. Santos City at 9 din ang...