CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur, Feb. 20 (PNA) – Joint operatives of the Philippine Army and Masbate Provincial Police Office arrested a New People’s Army member who they also found bearing a short firearm and ammunition in Barangay Macabuhay, Cawayan, Masbate, on Wednesday, a report reaching the PNA said Friday.
The report named the arrested NPA man as Gilbert C. Henoguin and confiscated from him one cal. 9mm pistol and ammunition, three cell phones, seven simcards and anti-government documents.
The report added that the government troopers were serving a warrant of arrest to a wanted person who was able to escape.
While running after the subject, the law enforcers chanced upon Henoguin, who was armed at that time.
They brought the suspect to the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for the filing of appropriate charges.
The PA and PNP have intensified their enforcement of the law, especially against wanted persons with cases, in the province of Masbate.(PNA) CTB/FGS/JME/cbd/