PNP, AFP joint operatives seized 2 NPA-linked individuals in Quezon City

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The joint operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) arrested two individuals and confiscated high-powered guns and grenades in Brgy. Pansol, Quezon City on Friday, July 16, 2021.

The PNP and AFP Units who implemented Oplan Pagtugis, Salikop, and Paglalansag Omega in the aforementioned barangay were RFU NCR (Lead); QCDFU RFU NCR; RID-PRO 13; PS9-QCPD; 901st Brigade, 9th Infantry Div., PA; 36th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Div., PA; 44th Military Intelligence Co., 4th Military Intelligence Battalion, PA; and JTF NCR.

Armed with arrest warrant for criminal charges, the joint operatives of the aforementioned PNP and AFP Units  arrested 39-year-old Julieta Gomez y Tawide, alias Tina, a resident Purok 2, Mahayahay, San Luis, Agusan del Sur, and 39-year-old Niezel Velasco y Duaso, alias Mary Jane Velasco, a resident of Purok Tulay, Brgy. San Agustin Sur, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

The arrest warrant were served to the above-named suspects for the crime of murder and two attempted murder under Criminal Case Nos. 8113-20, 20-3747 and CR-2021-84 issued by Hon. Edwin M. Malazarte, Judge, RTC, 11th Judicial Region, Br 27, Tandag City, Surigao Del Sur, Hon. Lilibeth O. Ladaga, Presiding Judge, RTC, 11th Judicial Region, Br 28, Lianga, Surigao Del Sur and Hon. Fernando R. Tudalan Jr., Presiding Judge, RTC, 10th Judicial Region, Br 34, Cabadbaran City, Agusan Del Norte with no bail, P100,000 and P120,000 bail recommended respectively.

Incidental to their arrest, confiscated were the ff: one (1) unit 9MM Parabellum with SN OSL123156, one (1) 9MM magazine with 14 pcs live ammo, ten (10) barrel of rifle, eight (8) subversive documents (books and booklet), one (1) New People’s Army (NPA) flag, 1000 live ammo of caliber 7.62, one (1) travelling bag, four (4) upper receiver of firearm, four (4) lower receiver of firearm, four (4) bolt carrier (inc. in one wrap), one (1) hand grenade smoke riot, one (1) M26 hand grenade (practice), one (1) hand grenade PRB 423, one (1) unit Vivo cellphone, and one (1) unit Huawei cellphone.

The inventory of the confiscated items were witness by Barangay Chairman, Joseph P. Mahusay and Barangay Tanod Zane M. Cezar of Brgy. Pansol.

Further, investigation revealed that alias Tina is No. 2 MWP – Reg’l Level of PRO 13, working PSR, Secretary of the Regional Urban Committee, Dep. Sec. of the Regional White Area Committee, member of Regional Tax Implementing Group, and member of the North Eastern Mindanao, Regional Party Committee (NEMRPC).

Meanwhile, alias Mary Jane Velasco is a Regional Liaison of NEMRPC.

Arrested persons were apprised of their constitutional rights and the nature of their offense and was brought to RFU NCR for documentation and proper disposition.

The NEMRPC of the CPP-NPA is tagged as responsible in a series of arson and sabotage incidents on industries and infrastructure in the Caraga region, mostly targeting business and construction companies that are the subject of extortion activities, the Chief PNP said.

The CPP-NPA NEMRPC figured in yet another incident of arson and sabotage on Thursday (July 15) at the CAGA 3 Platinum Groups of Metal Corporation (PGMC) Sitio Kinalablaban, Brgy. Cagdianao, Claver, Surigao del Norte when some 20 communist terrorists belonging to Guerilla Front 16 led by a certain Jacob burned six backhoe excavators of CKDI and Queens Contractors.

Eleazar said the arrest of Gomez and Velasco is the product of Case Operational Plan (COPLAN) “Tina” approved by PRO13 Regional Director, PBGEN Romeo Caramat upon recommendation of the 7-man Regional Special Project Review Board and subsequently revalidated by the National Special Projects Review Board of the Directorate for Intelligence.

“I commend our personnel for another successful extensive manhunt and surveillance operations to bring Wanted Persons to the folds of justice and answer for the crimes they committed. Isang patunay na ang ating Intensified Cleanliness Policy ay magtutuloy-tuloy sa layuning linisin ang ating komunidad sa pamamagitan ng mas pinaigting na kampanya kontra kriminalidad,terorismo at iligal na droga,”Eleazar said.

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