Five men from Jolo, Sulu were arrested for the illegal possession of firearms and dangerous drugs.
Jolo Municipal Police Station conducted operation upon receiving information on the illegal activities concerning firearms and drug trades in Sitio Kabatuha, Barangay Alat.
The suspects were identified as: Muhtamir Hambali Pagambayan, 37, Khan Putong Balang, 38, Julhan Telos Ansal, 47, Kipli Sattahari Salasain, 45, and Bennajer Evot Pattani, 38.
Muhtamir was found in possession of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, a Colt MK IV series 70 caliber 45 with serial number 880196, give pieces of live ammunition, one mag assembly.
The five suspects are now facing charges related to illegal drugs, illegal possession of firearms, and illegal gambling.