PRO BAR - A One Time Big Time Operation (OTBT) was conducted in relation to Anti-Criminality, Oplan "Lambat Bitag Sasakyan" of RPHU BAR with personnel from Police Station 1, TF Kutawato, CIU-CCPO, CMFC, and RIU-15 around 8AM of June 4, 2021 at Delta Bridge Checkpoint, Poblacion 1, Cotabato City.
A heavily tinted Toyota Vios vehicle with improvised temporary plate number was flagged down by the operatives of Highway Patrol Unit, BAR after the operatives noticed that the driver of the said vehicle was driving without a seat belt.
Upon verification, spotted in plain view at the passenger's side, identified as Mohammidin Sabal Monico, is one (1) unit of Browning Machine Gun caliber 50 M2 with Dismantled Barrel.
Further search resulted to the confiscation of the following:
- Twenty (20) pieces believed to be 50mm caliber live ammunition;
-Three (3) units analog/keypad cellphones;
- One unit Oppo Smartphone;
-One (1) piece ARMSCOR caliber .45 pistol chamber loaded;
-One (1) piece magazine; and
- Eight (8) pieces believed to be caliber 45 live ammunition.
The suspects, Mohammidin Sabal Monico,31 years old, and Alidatu Abdul Monico, 26 years old, both claimed that they are residents of Talaingid, Barangay Tamontaka, Cotabato City. However, upon verification, the Brgy. Chairman of the said Brgy. certified that the two suspects were not from the area.
The case for Violation of RA 10591 and RA 4136 are being prepared against them while the firearms will be submitted to RCLO-BAR and the confiscated One (1) unit Toyota Vios will be turned over to RHPU-BAR for verification and custody.
PBGEN Eden T Ugale, RD, PRO BAR commends the operatives behind this operation. This only translates to PRO BAR's unchanging commitment to strengthening peace and order in the region. It continually intensifies its anti-criminality campaign to make sure that peace will not be hampered by possible criminal activities and anything that goes beyond the ordinary is being dealt with accordingly.