Former Rebel tips off arms cache of CTGs

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CAMP MELCHOR F DELA CRUZ, Upi, Gamu, Isabela- A former rebel tipped off the location of two high-powered firearms to the troops of 17th Infantry Battalion on January 08, 2022, in Sitio Daligan, Barangay San Juan, Rizal, Cagayan.

Alias Frank- who surrendered on New Year’s day revealed the location of the arms cache to the said troops. Upon verification, the troops recovered two M16A1 Rifle Elisco 5.56mm wrapped in plastic. According to alias Frank, the said firearms were entrusted to him by his comrades in Komiteng Probinsya (KOMPROB) Cagayan-Komiteng Rehiyon-Cagayan Valley (KR-CV). “Mas mabuti na pong isuko ko sa kasundaluhan ang mga baril na yan kaysa sa magamit pa ng mga teroristang NPA para manakot at kumitil ng buhay.”

The said firearms are subject to remuneration and will be processed through the help of the Department of Interior and Local Government. The firearms were brought to the headquarters of 17IB for proper disposition.

MGen Laurence E Mina, Commander of 5th Infantry Division, thanked alias Frank for helping the troops attain peace and development in the community by tipping off information contributing to the campaign’s success against insurgency. “The government values the life of everyone. Surrendering these firearms means peace and justice. Peace for laying down firearms to not be used for inhumane and terroristic acts of the CTGs. Justice for helping the troops in giving justice to all the victims of atrocities of the CTGs.”