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Soldiers seize 3 rifles, nab courier in Cotabato town

/ 09:09 PM April 23, 2022
The seized guns

The seized guns (Photo from Philippine Army)

MIDSAYAP, Cotabato — Soldiers manning a checkpoint here have prevented the transport of high-powered firearms and arrested a courier, the Army said Saturday.

Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, soldiers from the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion flagged down a tricycle in Barangay Kapinpilan on Friday afternoon.

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Three high-powered firearms believed to be from the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), were seized from the tricycle driven by 28-year-old Avier Amal, a resident of Barangay Damatulan, Midsayap.

Soldiers found two M-14 rifles and one M653 carbine rifle from the tricycle.

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Amal, who refused to talk to the media, is facing charges for violation of the election gun ban and for illegal possession of firearms.

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