A village official in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, a top police official said Friday.
Arrested was Saran Ayunan Abdurahman, 45, the barangay chairperson of Kulasian, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay, according to Brig. Gen. Jesus Cambay Jr., Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director.
Cambay said Abdurahman was arrested through a search warrant shortly past 10 a.m. Thursday in his residence in Barangay Kulasian for violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
The raiding team seized a .38-caliber revolver with six live ammunition, a hand grenade, and some 10 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated value of PHP68,000, Cambay said.
He said Abdurahman is temporarily detained at the Payao Municipal Police Station. (PNA)