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2 Armed Rebels, Arrested in Masbate; Firearms and Explosive, Confiscated



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-Authorities nabbed two members of the Communist Terrorist Group around 6 o'clock in the evening in Uson town, Masbate province, Monday, November 11.

Arrested armed rebels were identified as Alex Goyala alias Nonoy and Leo Briol alias Leon.

According to the report, the two were onboard a motorcycle when flagged down by the joint elements of 2nd Infantry Battalion (2IB), 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (2PMFC) and Uson Municipal Police Station (MPS).

Seized from them were two (2) caliber .45 pistols, magazine with service ammunitions and one hand grenade.

Suspects are now under the custody of Uson-MPS for further investigations while cases for violating RA 10591 or illegal posession of firearms and RA 9516 or illegal possesion of explosives are now being prepared against them.

Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP once again assured the Bicolanos of a more intensified operations against the CTG's to stop them from spreading violence in the communities.

It can be recalled that a Punong Barangay who is an active member of the CTG was killed in an armed encounter a week ago in the same province prompting the JTFB to reiterate its call for the public officials to stop supporting the CTG's instead, support the government's campaign to attain a lasting peace in the region.