05 Jul Maute ammunition ‘middle man’ to face criminal charges
The alleged ammunition “middle man” of the Maute terrorist group who surrendered to the Martial Law Special Action Group (MLSAG) last June 26, 2017, in relation to the discovered 8,000 rounds of ammunition at Barangay Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City is seeing criminal charges filed against him.
In an article from Sunstar.com, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) Intelligence Unit Chief Ariel Philip Pontillas said that the Maute “middle man” will be facing criminal charges for violating Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act and for using a fake identification card.
The unnamed suspect claimed that he used to pick up and deliver packages to a Marawi local for P3000 per delivery which lasted from May of last year up until the day that he surrendered but insisted that he did not know what was inside the packages.
Pontillas speculated that the suspect surrendered to authorities because he may have felt guilty or just wants to prove his innocence with the accusations against him.
To date, authorities have started tracing the origin of the confiscated 6000 5.56 bullets and 2000 .30 caliber bullets that are supposedly robbed from the Department of National Defense (DND).
It was also revealed that the rounds of ammunition were manufactured by private firearms and ammunition company Arms Corporations of the Philippines (Armscor).