High-powered firearms seized in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – Assorted high-powered firearms was seized during the conduct of law enforcement support operation of the combined troops of 57IB and 21st Mechanized Company, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army in Brgy Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao on Friday, 02 June 2017.


Included in the recoveries are one M16 rifle, two M203 grenade launcher, one Carbine, one twelve gauge shotgun, assorted magazines and war materials at the house of the certain Tunga Pindilang identified as a supporter of BIFF.

The operation was triggered after concerned civilians reported to the military, the presence of armed lawless elements of a certain @ Tunga Pindilang and @ Kaliong Pansadalan Limba in the area with high-powered firearms.

Major General Arnel Dela Vega, commended the troops involved in the successful conduct of operation. Likewise, positive appreciation to the community was also recognized in helping our troops by providing information, he added.