Government troops unearth NPA arms cache in Quezon

Government troops unearth NPA arms cache in Quezon

MANILA — An arms cache allegedly belonging to the New People’s Army was recovered by government troopers in General Nakar, Quezon on Thursday, November 24, 2022. 

Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and 7th Infantry Division acted on a piece of information from former rebels regarding the arms cache allegedly hidden by NPA members at Sitio Uyungan in Barangay Umiray.

The tip turned out positive and the soldiers were able to unearth the buried weapon, an M16 rifle, a short magazine and 17 rounds of 5.56mm live ammunition.

It can be recalled that on November 11, 2022, two (2) members of KLG Narciso’s Platun 2 from the Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee’s Sub-Regional Military Area 4A surrendered to the joint forces of 2ID and 7ID at Barangay Tagumpay in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. 

The pair are residents of Sitio Pinamaypayan, Barangay Umiray in Dingalan, Aurora and were among those who helped locate the arms cache. 

“The cooperation of former rebels has led to significant gains crucial to the government’s effort to end insurgency. This feat contributes to our efforts of securing our communities from the atrocities of the NPA in Southern Tagalog. With this, we urge those still in arms to surrender and return to the fold of the law so we can ensure a safe and peaceful Christmas season for everyone,” 2ID Commander Maj. Gen.0 Roberto S. Capulong said in a statement.

(ai/mtvn)

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