4 men yield gun, shabu at Koronadal police checkpoint

/ 08:41 AM March 22, 2016

Koronadal City

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.

READ: Duterte to dismantle ‘contaminated’ PDEA if he wins presidency | Mango snack hides ‘shabu’


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.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Elections 2016, elections gun ban, Koronadal City, news
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.