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High-powered guns, ammo found in former NPA base in Quirino

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 02 recovered several high-powered firearms at a former communist-rebel base in Nagtipunan, Quirino.

Police report states the discovery was a result of combat patrol operations in Sitio Pulang Lupa, Baragay Disimungal, at 5 AM Saturday morning, May 19.

The area was a former base of the New People’s Army, operating troops said.

Government troops recover several firearms and ammunition including PNP uniforms in a former NPA base in Nagtipunan, Quirino. Photo courtesy of PNP Region 02.

Government troops recovered in the area two M14 rifles, five M16 rifles, one M16 upper receiver, assorted ammunition, 14 pairs of combat boots, and 15 sets of PNP uniforms.

Police said in a press release the recovered firearms will be subjected to in-depth investigation to identify where the items came from.

The security operation was conducted by joint forces of the 201st Maneuver Company, Police Regional Mobile Force Battalion-Charlie Company, the army’s 86th Infantry Battalion 5th Infantry Division.

Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley Police Director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino commended the operating troops for the successful recovery of the said firearms.

In the release, Espino also appealed to the public to “continue [to] give reports to government authorities [on] any information that may lead to the arrest of any threat groups.”

Further, PNP Region 02 credited the discovery to the intensified combat and intelligence-driven operations of government forces against local terrorists. Northernforum.net

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