Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Battalion of the Joint Task Force Central on Friday, December 3, 2021, uncovered arms caches in Sultan Kudarat.
Several armaments concealed in Sitio Kanalan, Barangay Marquez, Esperanza province were discovered by operating soldiers.
The caches, as per Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command, contain 34 12-gauge shotguns, one M79 grenade launcher, one Springfield rifle, one cal. 22 rifle, two single-shot pistols, one cal. 45 pistol, one Uzi pistol, two IED detonators, and other ammunition. The firearms have been entrusted to 7IB for safekeeping.
“Together with our partners, we will continue to go after individuals and groups that wreak havoc in the communities,” Lt. Gen. Rosario, Jr. stated.
“We call on all peace-loving citizens to support this endeavor, as we are aware that the role of the people is very essential in defeating the threat groups.”
Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the Joint Task Force Central Commander, stated that the discovered firearms are possessed by members of an organized mass. A surrendered member of the organization revealed the location of the weaponry.