Govt security forces arrest NPA extortion team member

October 31, 2012 10:17 am 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 31 — Joint elements of the 62nd Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police (PNP)captured a New People's Army (NPA) rebel in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental Tuesday.

The police identified the arrested rebel as Sarah Alvarez, alias Olsen, said to be a member of NPA extortion team.

Alvarez was arrested in Cadiz City at around 6:15 p.m.

The arrest was made by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Nunez of RTC, Branch 60, Cadiz City.

Alvarez is reportedly involved in the murder of 1Lt. Archie Polenzo of 62IB in Cadiz City in 2010 and the armed robbery of a fishpond in Sagay City in 2011.

"This will cripple their (NPAs) extortion activities," said Col. Oscar Lactao, 303rd Brigade Commander.

For his part, 62IB Commander Efren Morados said, "her significance is evident with her direct links with financial and logistics bureaus of the NPA movement within Northern Negros and the island as a whole. She plays an important role in the Northern Negros Front's extortion activities." (PNA)

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