Philippine Army’s 77IB, PNP arrest CTG leader in Cagayan


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A fugitive leader of a Communist Terrorist Group was arrested through the joint law enforcement operation of the PNP and 77th Infantry Battalion on July 11, 2022, in the municipality of Camalaniugan, Cagayan.

The accused with a standing warrant of arrest was identified as Rosielyn Simeon alias Jinky, 34 years old, Executive Committee member, Giyang Pulitikal, a medic, and armorer of a CTG operating in Cagayan province.

Simeon was charged with Illegal Possession, Manufacture, and Acquisition of Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives that have no recommended bail bond. During the arrest, the arresting team recovered from the accused three cellphones, four sim cards, four memory cards, a power bank, a charger, a notebook, a flash drive, a one-thousand-peso bill, and a box of medical kit.

The warrant of arrest was issued on December 14, 2021, by Judge Edmar Pascual Castillo Sr., of Regional Trial Court, Branch 11, Tuao, Cagayan.

“We will continue to support all law enforcement operations of the PNP to track down all CTGs with outstanding arrest warrants. We will not stop until justice is served to their victims” said MGen Laurence E Mina, Commander of the 5th Infantry Division. — PA


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