Close  

Soldiers seize stash of ammunition in NPA hideout in Camarines Sur

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 01:50 PM March 12, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– A stash of ammunition was recovered on Monday by Army soldiers in an abandoned hideout of suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village of Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur province, a belated report said Thursday.

Captain John Paul Belleza, Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division public affairs chief, said in a statement that they recovered 2,343 rounds of 7.62 ball ammunition; 5,000 rounds of 7.62 linked ammunition; six clipped magazine with eight rounds of ammunition each; 150 rounds of caliber.30 M1 ball carbine ammunition; and 3,460 linked rounds believed to be of .30 caliber ammunition.

ADVERTISEMENT

Belleza said the stockpile of assorted ammunition believed to have been left by fleeing rebels, was tipped-off by a former NPA rebel, who surrendered recently to the 9ID headquarters in Pili, Camarines Sur.

Belleza, in an interview, said the military and police conducted a joint security operation where they recovered a cache of ammunition at a rebel hideout in Barangay Domagongdong, a hinterland village, on Monday.

FEATURED STORIES

On Saturday, Army soldiers on patrol discovered a communist lair in a remote village in Masbate, where a cache of ammunition was recovered.

Edited by Lzb
Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ammunition, Camarines Sur, New People's Army, NPA, Philippine news updates, Regions, soldiers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.