JTF Peacock recovers high-powered firearms and ammunition in Palawan

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Joint Task Force Peacock (JTFP) led by BGen Jimmy Larida PN(M) conducted intensified focus military operations through the Joint Task Group-North/Marine Battalion Landing Team-3 and the Joint Intelligence Task Units-North on January 16, 2022, paving the way for another set of recoveries of firearms, ammunition, gears, equipment, and terrorist propaganda materials in two sitios of Brgy. Tinitian, Roxas, Palawan.

Following a reliable tip from Former Rebels (FRs) Jomar Masong alias Degret/Len/Jerson, Justine Kate Raca alias Ka Rohan, and Warren Pandanio alias Ka Japet/Nike, the JTFP operating forces first discovered the following war materials in Sitio Karatong at 9:00 AM on January 16, 2022: two M16 rifles, 20 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, 10 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one M16 short magazine, and other terrorist propaganda materials.

On the same day, the joint operating forces recovered the following war materials in Sitio Bayugon at 2:10 PM: one M16 rifle colt, one M16 rifle POF USA, one AK47 rifle, two grenade launchers, 17 M16 short magazines, five M16 long magazines, five AK47 magazines, one M14 magazine, five improvised hand grenades, one improvised claymore mine, three rifle grenades, eight 40mm ammunition, one close combat optic (CCO), one range finder, one thermometer, two bandoliers, one 40mm bandolier, one roll stranded wire, one burner, 112 rds 7.62 ammunition, and 236 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition.

“This recovery of high-powered firearms, Anti-Personnel Mines, improvised grenades and ammunition of the Communist NPA Terrorists once again will save the lives of government forces and innocent civilians,” BGen Larida said.

“Rest assured that your Marines in the province of Palawan remain to be your shield against the atrocities of these terrorist group,” he added

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