Lumbatan, Lanao Del Sur - Police Brigadier General Manuel Abu, Regional Director PRO BAR commends the operating troops of PNP Provincial Mobile Force Company, Provincial Intelligence Unit-LDSPPO, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 14, SAC SAF, RIU-PRO BAR, 55IB PA and Lumbatan Municipal Police Station for serving the standing Warrant of Arrest for Murder issued by RTC Branch 12 against Basit Minalang y Dita resident of Barangay Bubong Macadaar, Lumbatan, Lanao Del Sur.
The said operation that was conducted on April 6, 2020 at about 2:30AM by the mentioned joint elements led to an armed confrontation. Apparently Basit Minalang y Dita and cohorts identified as Abubacar Omar y Dita, Kamal Dita y Macauyag were armed during the conduct of the said operation that eventually led to an armed confrontation resulted to the death of Basit Minalang.
The arresting troops recovered the following items in area of incident:
Two (2) M16 rifle with Five(5) magazines and 29pieces of M16 ammos,
One (1) M203,
One(1) rifle grenade,
One(1) hand grenade,
Two(2) handheld 2-way radio, bandolier, three (3) cellular phones, driver's license and several AFP and PNP uniforms.
Police Colonel Madzgani Mukaram, Provincial Director LDS PPO said that two arrested suspects are liable for illegal possession of Firearms and explosives and for harboring a criminal/wanted person and will face proper charges.
Meanwhile PBGEN Abu is pleased with the fact that this operations such as this is a result of intense intelligence gathering conducted by PRO BAR intelligence troops.
Confiscated items were brought to Provincial Headquarter of LDSPPO for documentation and explosives were turned over to EOD-LDS for proper disposition. ###