Nakumpiska ang iba’t ibang high-powered firearms, ammunition, at explosives sa raid ng Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) at CALABARZON local police units sa CPP-NPA Special Partisan Unit armory nitong Marso 30 bandang 6:30 a.m. sa Brgy. Market Area Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Subject ng search warrant na inisyu ni Hon. Charito M. Macalintal-Sawali, Presiding Judge ng RTC Br. 66 Tanauan City, Batangas ang naturang armory dahil sa paglabag sa RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) at RA 9516 (An Act Further Amending the Provisions of PD No. 1866, as Amended, Entitled Codifying the Laws on Illegal/Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, Dealing In, Acquisition or Disposition of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives or Instruments Used in the Manufacture of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives) ng isang Maritess Santos David alyas “Teacher Laly”.
Hindi man nahuli si David, sinaksihan ng ilang barangay officials ang operasyon kung saan nakumpiska ang isang M1 cal.30 carbine; isang M2 cal.30 automatic carbine; isang Bushmaster rifle; isang M16 ELISCO rifle; tatlong cal.45 pistols; 38 rounds ng live ammunition; siyam na rounds ng 40mm grenade; 15 improvised anti-personnel mine; isang improvised anti-troop carrier mine; tatlong improvised claymore mine; isang claymore mine; isang Samsung laptop na may charger; apat na envelope na diumano’y may subversive documents at streamers; at iba’t iba pang materyal na gamit sa paggawa ng IED gaya ng wires, switches, blasting caps, at detonating cord.
Nasa 19 na CPP-NPA-NDF internal publications at training materials na nagtuturo ng fundamental communist course at advanced revolutionary warfare ang nakuha rin sa lugar.
Nasabat din ang ilang subversive streamers at campaign paraphernalia.
“The discovery of this clandestine communist terrorist armory bolsters earlier assessment by CIDG that the CPP-NPA is maintaining staging areas and weapons storage in CALABARZON for its urban hit squads to launch attacks in Metro Manila,” pahayag ni PNP Chief Police General Debold M. Sinas.
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