Press ReleaseSecurity forces dismantle BIFF gun factory in Maguindanao
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Security forces dismantle BIFF gun factory in Maguindanao

Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao — Government  security forces seized illegal firearms in a dawn raid of a gun factory in Brgy Poblacion, Buluan, Maguindanao for the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.

Backed by heavily armed Army soldiers, the combined elements of the Special Action Force and the CIDG ARMM served the search warrant at 6:00am today (Feb 15), against Abusama Abpun, 60, an illegal firearms manufacturer.

Among the seized firearms include three M4 Carbine Rifles, one M1 Carbine, six 9mm Tomgram, a 12 gauge shotgun, a tripod for Cal. 50 Heavy Machinegun, and several unassembled firearms.

SSupt James Gulmatico, the regional head of the CIDG, said that the suspect was the source of firearms for criminal elements including the BIFF.

“Our informant showed us videos of the suspect while repairing a gun owned by a BIFF member who personally brought the defective weapon,” he said.

“We followed the legal procedures in serving the warrant,” he added.

Lt Col Harold M Cabunoc, the Commanding Officer of the Army’s 33rd Infantry (Makabayan) Battalion, said that the campaign against lawlessness is gaining grounds.

“We have removed another logistics support source of the BIFF and other lawless elements. We will defeat them by cutting-off the sources of their weapons,” he said.

Major General Cirilito Sobejana, the Commander of the 6th Infantry Division, has commended the troops for their latest feat.

“I am extending my appreciation to the soldiers and policemen who successfully implemented this law enforcement operation.  We will continuously support the local government in keeping the peace,” Major General Sobejana said. 

Kalinaw News
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