Lawless elements nabbed by govt troops PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 August 2017 16:19

Members of the Philippine Marines on law enforcement support operations (LESO) to the policemen of Sultan Kudarat Province Police Office served warrant of arrest and search warrants to a group of Lawless Elements in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat at 4:30am thursday (August 17).

Soldiers of Marine Battalion Landing Team 2 led by Major VenjiePendon and the PNP, apprehended five (5) personalities and were able to recover assorted firearms and war materiel at vicinity Brgy Ito Andong, Kalamansig.

The main target of the warrant TentiMangarin, who was listed as High Value Individual (HVI) evaded the arrest and escaped after sensing the approaching government security forces however BonaoMangarin; UsopMangarin; MimongAgam; OsikMangarin; and CelinoOgib were not able to escape.

Also recovered from the area are four (4) M16 rifles; one (1) cal 30 M1 Garand rifle; one (1) cal .45 pistol; two (2) hand grenades; military uniforms; one (1) binocular; and, assorted magazines and ammunitions.

TentiTaupMangarin has a warrant of arrest for arson being responsible for the burning of the heavy equipment of GEMMA construction in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. He and his group were also engaged in piracy (Burites) in the coastal areas of Lebak and Kalamansig municipality.

Arrested personalities and recovered items were brought and now in the custody of Kalamansig MPS for proper disposition.

As of this report, security forces are still exerting effort to search and apprehend TentiMangarin.

“I would like to commend the officers and men of the Joint Task Force Central headed by Major General ArnelDelavega for this very commendable feat,” said Lieutenant General Carlito G Galvez, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

“This only shows that with close coordination and collaboration, lawless groups will not be able to thrive in any community.”

“Manhunt is on to get Mangarin the soonest possible time. We trust the community to give us information about his whereabouts the soonest,” added LtGen Galvez. (PR)