• High-powered arms seized in Maguindanao raid


    A JOINT police operation led to the seizure of a cache of high-powered weapons and the arrest of a suspect in an early Friday morning raid in Datu Odin Sinsuat town, Maguindanao province. Maguindanao Police Director Rodelio Jocson identified the suspect as Sadad Salik Akob, a subject of a search warrant issued by Judge Ibrahim Bansawan of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Maguindanao province. Seized from Akob’s possession were one homemade rifle, an M-79 grenade launcher, one M2 carbine rifle, a caliber .45 pistol, a caliber .380 pistol, two rifle grenades and some assorted magazines and ammunition. Jocson said Akob is now under the custody of Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) of Central Mindanao as charges are being prepared against him. Operatives from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) also helped in raiding Akob’s residence.


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