Army troopers collar six lawless group members in Agusan del Norte

November 26, 2012 11:27 pm 

MANILA, Nov. 26 – Troopers from the 4th Infantry Division's 7th Special Forces Company have arrested six members of a lawless group during operations in Purok 5, San Isidro, Santiago, Agusan Del Norte Saturday morning.

Belated reports from Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio C. Osias IV, the unit's spokesperson, said that they were assisted in this endeavor by the Santiago municipal police.

Osias identified the suspects as Kevin Badajos, Dennis Badajos, Rolly Samora, William Samora, Jerry Pitao, and Remark Alburo, all of legal ages and are residents of Poblacion 1, Santiago, Agusan Del Norte.

The troops confiscated from the group two homemade shotguns with six live ammunition, one caliber .357 revolver, a .38 caliber revolver, a .45 caliber handgun, and one Mk-2 fragmentation grenade. They were suspected to be members of a criminal group operating in the eastern part of Agusan Del Norte.

Osias said that the six were immediately turned over and detained at Santiago Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

“The 4th Infantry Division is an active partner of the Philippine National Police in the fight against criminality. This incident significantly reduces the number loose firearms and the probability of criminal activity in the municipality of Santiago in specific and Agusan Del Norte as a whole,” 4th Infantry Division commander Major Gen. Nestor A. Añonuevo said. (PNA)

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