Army man arrested for explosives possession Print
Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:52

A Philippine Army soldier assigned in Marawi was arrested for alleged possession of explosives and ammunition in Pagadian city last Friday.

A Police Regional Office-9 report identified the suspect as SSgt Frederick Burdos Diaz, 42 years old, assigned at the 14th DRC based in Campo Ranao, Marawi city.

Diaz was arrested at Purok Zone 5,  Tiguma by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Philippine Army’s 1st MIB together with Intelligence operatives of the Zamboanga del Sur Highway Patrol Unit.

Lawmen confiscated three M79 grenade launchers and 500 rounds of caliber 5.56 ammunition and P500 CASH.

Diaz was placed under the custody of CIDG9 while a case for violation of Republic Act 10591 is being readied against him in court.  (Dan Toribio)