Suspect admits selling bombs in Mindanao
COTABATO CITY – A suspect arrested for possession of guns and bomb components admitted that he has been selling improvised explosive devices for 3 months.
Rahib Pelandoc Guialudin alias "Jerome Guialadin" and "Candao" said he is also involved in gun-running.
Guialudin was arrested Friday morning in Barangay Madidis, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.
Recovered from the suspect were a homemade 50-caliber berretta, M16 armalite rifle, and an improvised explosive device.
"Hindi po sa akin ‘yun, pinapabenta lang po ‘yun sa akin. Ginawa ko ‘yung pagbebenta ng bomba at baril dahil wala akong trabaho, isa lang akong farmer po," Guialudin said.
Guialudin told authorities that the homemade berretta was sold to him for P20,000, which he then re-sells for P25,000.
The M16 armalite rifle was sold to him for P65,000 and he will re-sell it for P67,000 while the improvised explosive device was sold to him for P20,000 and will re-sell it for P25,000.
Guialudin said the IED and assorted firearms was sold to him by a certain “Ton-ton," allegedly residing in Barangay Pagatin, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao.
According to the suspect, he has a customer who will buy the IED and it will be brought allegedly to a barangay in Davao Oriental.
"Kasi ‘yung nag-order para daw doon sa barangay nila. Malayo ‘yun, sa Davao Oriental pa" he said.
Authorities will charges against the suspect for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act and violation of Republic Act 9516 or the illegal possession of explosives with no bail recommended.
Guialudin is detained at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-ARMM) office in Cotabato.