Arrested man says he is into selling bombs, guns PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 September 2013 11:15

The man arrested for gun and improvised bomb possessions in Maguindanao Friday admitted to police authorities he was into bomb and gunrunning business.

Rahib Pelandoc Guialudin alias “Jerome Guialadin” and “Candao” admitted to Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-ARMM) that he was to deliver the assorted high powered firearms and complete improvised bomb to a “contact buyer” in Davao Oriental when arrested by lawmen in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

Aside from complete IED, Guialudin also yielded three home-made cal. 50 Berretta sniper rifles, an M-16 Armalite rifle and cal. 45 pistol when police cornered him Friday in Barangay Madidis.

“Hindi sa akin yong mga baril at bomba (Those firearms were not mine), I ventured into gunrunning and bomb selling because I am unemployed, I am an ordinary farmer,” Guialudin told a local TV station in Filipino Saturday.

According to the suspect, he bought the home-made sniper rifle for P20,000 and will sell it at P25,000 to a contact buyer in Davao Oriental.

On the other hand, he said he bought the IED, which was fashioned from 60 mm mortar, from a certain “Toto” who hails from Barangay Pagatin, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao, known bailiwick of the renegade Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Frighters (BIFF) to be delivered to a buyer in Davao Oriental.

Improvised bombs with cellphone as trigger mechanism was a signature armament of BIFF against the military in Maguindanao.

Guialudin was arrested while his companion, Nadzir Pakasi Mongkas, was killed when he shot it out with arresting CIDG-ARMM elements.

Both were on board a multi-cab with license plate MEH-338 en route to Davao City when flagged down by government forces in Barangay Madidis.

Days earlier, government agents had received a tip the duo will transport explosives from Datu Paglas to Davao City.

Guialudin is currently detained at the CIDG-ARMM headquarters in Cotabato City.

Earlier, police reports said Guialudin is a member of “Tamengkog group” engaged in bomb making and gun selling in Maguindanao and nearby provinces.