SUMISIP, Basilan- About 10:30 PM of October 24, 2020 a concerned citizen from TARBIDC Compound, Brgy. Tumahubong Sumisip Municipality, personally reported to the personnel of 64th IB, PA manning a detachment in the said place regarding a group of more or less Five(5) male persons armed with long firearms occupying an abandoned house in the aforementioned area.


                 Acting on such report, elements of 64IB, PA led by 2Lt Ramon A Mitra, Operating Intelligence Officer conducted verification  and upon approaching the said house some male personalities suddenly fled away using the back door prompting personnel of 64th, IB PA to chase them. Some of the said suspected group was able to escape, while the operatives managed to arrest Ryan Katoh y Macion a.k.a Alfredo Reyes Gonzales, 32 years old, married and a resident of TARBIDC Compound Brgy. Tumahubong Sumisip Municipality.


                 Confiscated from the suspect’s possession are: 1 piece of old hand grenade tied with black rubber band and 1 unit Caspian caliber .45 pistol bearing serial number 837241, with one magazine loaded with 2 rounds of ammunition for same caliber.


                 About 6:30 AM of October 25, 2020 the said suspect was formally turned over to PIDMU, Basilan PPO and subsequently turned over to Sumisip Police Station for further investigation for the proper filing of the case for the violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and RA 9561 the Illegal Possessions of Firearms and Ammunition.


                  Meanwhile, the leadership of Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region further encourages the publics’ participation by providing relevant information concerning possible criminal activities in their area and reports it through PRO BAR Hotline Number 0915-874-1746 or through the official Facebook Page of PRO BAR: Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Public can also send emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..