114 captured MNLF members charged PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:10

Criminal Investigation and Detection Group regional director Sr. Supt. Francisco Uyami yesterday disclosed that they have forwarded to the City Prosecutor Office rebellion cases and violations of Republic Act 9851 against 114 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who were captured amid the standoff in the city.

Uyami said the cases under Article 134 (rebellion) of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines and Republic Act 9851 otherwise known as the Philippine Act on Crimes against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide and other crimes against humanity, were submitted to the prosecutor’s office along with the 114 MNLF rebels during an inquest in three separate dates.

Uyami said the filing of charges started last September 20 where 25 MNLF rebels were taken to the Department of Justice, then 32 on September 22 and 57 on September 24.

The CIDG official added that they were still conducting thorough investigation on the MNLF rebels who were recently arrested for the next filing of charges in court.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Information Officer Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca and officials of the PNP Crime Laboratory yesterday presented to newsmen several firearms confiscated from captured MNLF rebels.

The seized firearms include a Barret rifle, 30 caliber machinegun, mortar, M4 rifles, M14 rifles, Garand rifle, M16 rifles, Thompson sub-machinegun, 12 gauge shotgun, Armalite double body and .45 caliber pistols.

Some of the firearms were already unserviceable and totally damaged in the series of fires in the conflict areas. – Dan Toribio Jr.