CAUGHT, HANDCUFFED. Police officers keep an eye on Mubarak Bangon of Barangay Bitu, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao after his arrest with the help of local officials on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2022). He has 10 counts of warrants for illegal possession of firearms. (Photo courtesy of CIDG-BARMM)

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao -- Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested a farmer with 10 arrest warrants for charges of illegal possession of firearms in Barangay Bitu here, police said Wednesday.

Maj. Esmael Madin, chief of CIDG’s special operations group in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), identified the suspect as Mubarak Bangon, 34, of Barangay Bitu.

“He was nabbed at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday in the village,” Madin said.

Bangon surrendered to CIDG agents led by Madin who presented to him arrest warrants for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

Madin said several warrants against Bangon were issued in 2018 by now retired Regional Trial Court Branch 13 Judge Bansawan Ibrahim. A PHP720,000 bail was recommended for his temporary release.

Madin lauded the support provided by the Army and the local officials who helped locate Bangon in the village. (PNA)