COTABATO CITY – Marine soldiers manning a checkpoint in Barangay Tamontaka 2 here turned over to the police on Monday afternoon a former town official of Maguindanao province for carrying an unlicensed firearm.
In a report, Col. Richard Fiesta, city police director, identified the arrested former official as Kamid Buisan, the erstwhile vice mayor of Talitay town.
“A .45-caliber pistol was found inside the car of the former town official,” Fiesta said on Tuesday.
He said Buisan passed by the Tamontaka checkpoint manned by the Marine Battalion Landing Team 2 around 2 p.m. and was immediately withheld following the discovery of the firearm.
“He (Buisan) failed to show documents allowing him to carry a firearm outside of his home,” Fiesta said.
Fiesta said Buisan was immediately turned over to the city police station 3 pending the filing of charges against him for violation of Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act). (PNA)