SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: A barangay (village) chairman and seven of his men were arrested over the weekend in General Salipada K. Pendatun town in Maguindanao for alleged possession of shabu and explosives. Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao provincial police office director, said Datumama Bantuan Abdul, chairman of Barangay Midconding, used his house as distribution point for shabu and his men distribute the same in far-flung villages. Several fragmentation grenades and 40-millimeter explosive projectiles were also recovered from his house during the raid. Abdul’s men, whose identities were not immediately known, operate in nearby villages in President Quirino and Lambayong towns, both in Sultan Kudarat, and in Tacurong City.