Breaking News: 4 members of NPA arrested , Firearms seized in Davao Oriental

Four suspected communist rebels with high-powered firearms and explosives were arrested by soldiers in Davao Oriental, the Army’s 28th Infantry Battalion said said on Wednesday.

The battalion received information on Tuesday morning that Section Committee 18 of the Southern Mindanao Regional Committee of the New People’s Army was planning to transport high-powered firearms from Mati City to the municipality of Lupon, Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, battalion commander, said.

A team was dispatched to intercept the shipment, which led to the arrest of four suspected rebels aboard a red Mazda Bongo past 11 p.m. on the same day in Barangay Dugmanon in San Isidro town.

No shots were fired during the arrest.

Government forces were also able to confiscate four M-16 rifles, a grenade launcher, an improvised explosive device, ammunition, and personal belongings from the suspects

“We turned them over to San Isidro PNP for filing of charges of illegal possession for firearms and explosives,” Zagala said.

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