Combined police and military operation led to the arrest of 10 personalities and confiscation of 14 firearms around 10:00AM Friday (May 10) in Brgy. Maribujoc, San Benito, Surigao del Norte.
Acting on report from the local folks about the presence of armed men, the operation was immediately carried out by the personnel of Surigao del Norte 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, 30IB Philippine Army, and Task Force Siargao.
Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 Director, Brigadier General Gilberto DC Cruz, identified the arrested persons as: Angelito B. Alegre, Junreyper A. Parian, Eljim T. Lauro, Jonathan C. Compra, Eljhon C. Baradillo, Reil S. Larong ,Fersan P. Romei, Jimmy T. Lauro, Jayson M. Tabian and Jemimar P. Peruda.
Confiscated from the suspects were: nine caliber .38 revolvers; two caliber .45 pistols; shotgun; UZI submachine gun; Improvised caliber .22 rifle; 2 hand grenades; and several ammunition.
“The suspects could not present supporting documents for possessing firearms. We are verifying whether they are members of private armed group. Meanwhile, our focused police operations have been intensified to make sure that no one could subvert the electoral process,” RD Cruz added.
Source: CaragaPulis Pio