June 18, 2024

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Cache of guns, explosives found at suspected rebel lair in Nueva Ecija

POLICE on Saturday discovered a cache of firearms and ammunition, including food and explosives, at a suspected rebel encampment in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija.

2nd Provincial Mobile Force commander Lt. Col. Ranny Casilla said his men,  the 304th RMFB, Talugtug police,  Nampicuan and the local police conducted the joint special intelligence operation in Bgy. Colosboa at 1:20 p.m. last Saturday.   

Recovered in the site were an improvised cal. 22 magnum with magazine loaded with six bullets, two rifle grenades, two hand grenades, a container of rice, a shotgun barrel, 171 live cal.5.56 bullets for M-16 rifle, seven bullets for cal. .357, nine ammunition for cal. 380, two ammunition for M203 grenade launcher, a live bullet for cal. 38, a bandolier, a roll of electrical wire, a car battery, two pairs of rubber shoes, a pair of farm boots, and several kitchen utensils.

Nueva Ecija police director Col. Jess Mendez said this showed that despite the election period, his men remain focused not only on election security matters and related concerns but also on the government’s campaign to end the local communist armed conflict (ELCAC) efforts as per directives of Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Matthew Baccay to intensify implementation of President Duterte’s Executive Order 70 in Central Luzon.

The recovered items were brought to the 2nd PMFC for proper disposition while the Nueva Ecija Provincial Explosives and Canine Unit was tasked for the proper handling and disposal of the explosives. Justine Rich Talusan