THE Western Mindanao Command have seized two automatic weapons, assorted ammunition and explosives during law enforcement operations conducted in Tuburan, Basilan Friday morning.
Seized were an M-14 carbine with eight magazines containing 39 rounds, an M-16 automatic rifle with targeting scope and 88 5.56-mm. bullets packed in two long and eight short magazines, four rifle grenades, a binocular, two bandoliers, a pair of combat boots and one hammock.
Maj. Filemon Tan, WMC spokesperson, said these weapons and other items were seized at about 10:30 a.m. during operations in Barangay Katipunan.
Troops who participated in the operation are from the 7th, 14th and 3rd Scout Ranger Companies.
The military personnel were patrolling the areas when they sighted a suspicious-looking person who fired at them before making his escape, prompting troopers to search the area. This led to the recovery of the weapons and other equipment.