Search for NPA High-Powered Guns Leads to Confiscation of 4 M16 Rifles

Published: Monday, 20 November 2017

The Joint Task Group South’s (JTGS) continuing effort to devastate the armed capability of the New People’s Army (NPA) in southern Palawan yielded the confiscation of more high-powered guns on November 19 in the precipitous terrains of Brooke’s Point.

Confiscated on the said day at Sitio Tagpinasao, Barangay Salogon, Brooke’s Point, were four units of M16 rifles and a blowback operated machine pistol commonly known as ingram.

The JTGS team that found the NPA arms cache in Salogon was composed of troops from the 24th Marine Company of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-4 led by company commander 1Lt. Ed Antonio, and personnel of the Brooke’s Point Municipal Police Station.

On the first week of November, the military vowed to tear down the armed capability of the NPA to prevent it from striking fear and terror among the people in many communities in southern Palawan.

Before leaving as commander of the Western Command (WESCOM), Lt. General Galileo Gerard Kintanar stated in his speech on Monday that to date, 30 high-powered firearms, most of them M16s, had been recovered from the NPA in the southern area.

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