Cops seize gun, ammos from suspected communist rebels

February 10, 2012 11:00 pm 

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Feb. 10 – Police operatives have seized a gun and various ammunition in a gun battle in Sitio Talinganay, Barangay Lakambini, Tuao, Cagayan, police said on Friday.

Chief Supt. Rodrigo De Gracia, Cagayan Valley regional police director, said police operatives, led by Supt. Jay Cumigad, Cagayan Provincial Public Safety Company commander, spotted 10 suspected communist rebels.

Immediately, joint operatives of the 2nd Regional Public Safety Battalion, headed by Sr. Insp. Engelbert Bunagan, 1st Maneuver Company commander, and Cagayan Provincial Public Safety Company conducted combat operations at the identified hide-out of the CTs in Sitio Talingangay, Sto. Domingo, Piat, Cagayan but the suspected communist rebels scampered to different paths.

However, the operating troops were able to recover a Walther Uzi type Caliber 22, a magazine for Cal 22, nine rounds of ammunitions for Cal 22, three rounds of ammunition for Magnum Cal 22, a belt bag color blue and abandoned kitchen utensils with food leftovers.

Police initiated hot pursuit and encountered undetermined number of rebels in Barangay Mambacag, Tuao, Cagayan. They engaged in a five-minute firefight with no reported casualties on both sides.

However, the team members found a homemade shotgun, a magazine for shotgun and two ammunition for shotgun.(PNA) RMA/SCD/Bill Ventura/mba/utb

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