4 men yield gun, shabu at Koronadal police checkpoint
KORONADAL CITY, Philippines – Police here arrested four men on Monday after an inspection of their car yielded a gun and sachets of suspected shabu.
Supt. Barney Condes, city police director, said on Tuesday that they also seized from suspects Taks Palti Buhisan, 45, of Barangay Salvo in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat; Amilil Bayao Ambilong, 31, of Barangay Matagobong in Ampatuan, Maguindanao; Salahudin Abdullah Emblawa, 29; and Rhojan Manampad Kuit, 18; both of Barangay Talisawa in Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao, several mobile phones and subscriber information module (SIM) cards.
Condes said the suspects were on a green Honda Civic car and were heading for this city’s center from Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao, when spotted by policemen conducting checkpoint in Barangay Morales.
Instead of continuing with their journey, he said the suspects pulled over a few meters from the checkpoint and parked by the roadside.
Condes said this made the policemen manning the checkpoint suspicious and decided to approach the car.
Upon checking, he said the driver could not show any license and that the vehicle had no registration documents.
Condes said an inspection of the car led to discovery of the illegal drug and a handgun.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the election gun ban were now being prepared against them, he said.
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