SAF troops seize NPA arms cache in Palawan

Police commandos have recovered a cache of weapons and war materials from the New People’s Army in Northern Palawan.

PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said, police commandos from the 101st Special Action Company of the PNP Special Action Force, supported by PRO4B and AFP elements, conducted recovery operation of high powered firearms (HPFAs) and war materials in the area of Sitio Lanka, Barangay Bintuan, Coron, Palawan at 4:00AM on Saturday, January 9, 2020.

The operation led to the recovery of two M-16 assault rifles, four rifle grenades, magazine assemblies, a bandolier and 184 rounds of M-16 ammunition.

“The continuous operations of our troops have resulted to the NPA’s weakened state. The latest confiscation of this cache of high-powered firearms further incapacitates their key operatives. “, Sinas said as he commended the SAF in the successive efforts implementing the president’s EO #70 which aims to end local communist armed conflict.

The operation stemmed from actionable intelligence gathered by government troops regarding the whereabouts of the NPA’s cache of firearms and war materials in the said area.

The rifles will be subjected to procedural ballistics examination to determine if these had been used in previous crime incidents. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE