POLICE Regional Office 12 director, Brigadier General Alfred S. Corpus yesterday announced the arrest of a Cotabato policeman for involvement in gunrunning activities.
The official identified the suspect as Staff Sergeant Herbert Mariano, a member of the Magpet Municipal Police Station in Cotabato.
In a report to Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, the PRO12 director said that the rogue policeman was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay New Carmen in Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat around 3 p.m. Monday.
Recovered from the suspect and his cohorts who were not immediately identified were one M-16 automatic rifle with serial no. L356113, a caliber .45 Colt pistol with serial no. 461195, a Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm semi-automatic pistol with serial no. PNP35651, an M-16 magazine with 26 live ammunition, a .45 magazine with six bullets and a 9mm magazine with two loaded magazines and the marked money they received from an undercover officer.