Army seizes BIFF gun factory in Maguindanao
PRESIDENT QUIRINO, Sultan Kudarat â The military here announced today the discovery and seizure of a gun repair shop and factory in General SK Pendatun, Maguindanao while serving an arrest warrant on a wanted person on Tuesday, June 11. The operation was jointly conducted by the 33rd Infantry Battalion and 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Maguindanao. Lt. Col. Elmer Boongaling, 33rd IB commander, said civilians and village officials have attested that Buka was manufacturing firearms for the BIFF and was involved in illegal drug activities in General SK Pendatun. Colonel Efren Baluyot, 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion, said the discovery of the gun-making facility, firearms and bullets has decimated the BIFFâs fighting capability. Sobejana lauded the civilians for providing authorities with information of high intelligence value that preempted lawless elements from harming civilians.