Two NPA members nabbed in Butuan

Arrested on April 30 at 5:30 pm were Leonides Mata, a.k.a, Jigger, a team leader and Narciso Maunis Jr, a.k.a, Johnny both belonging to the Front committee 4 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

The arresting team, composed of members of  the  Army's 30th Infantry Battalion,  the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the intelligence group of the police regional office, cornered the suspects who  were allegedly extorting some people in a remote area in  crossing Cementery , Barangay Bancasi, this city.

Army  Lt. Col. Leonel santos, commander of the  30th  IB, said  residents reported  that  two  armed men suspected to be NPAs  were roaming in their village. He said they confiscated from the suspects an M-16 rifle, mobile phone, undetermined number of 7.62 mm ammunitions, personal belongings and subversive documents with alleged high intelligence value. (Alden Pantaleon/MindaNews)