CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao: Army troopers seized an arms cache belonging to the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Makilala, North Cotabato, the military here said Tuesday.
Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6ID) commander, said the NPA weapons were found Monday by government forces in Sitio Lacube, Barangay Malabuan.
Uy said former NPA members who surrendered to the government pinpointed to where the firearms were hidden.
“Residents also provided information to the members of the Community Support Program Team of 90IB on the location of the arms cache,” Uy said.
The seized armaments comprised of one M16 rifle, two gun barrels for Garand rifle, two barrels for M1 Carbine rifle, one barrel for M14 rifle, and ammunition.
Combined troopers from the 90IB and 602nd Infantry Brigade of the 6ID and the 39 Infantry Battalion and 1002nd Infantry Brigade — operating units under the10 Infantry Division — worked together in completing the mission of finding the war materiel.
Uy expressed appreciation to former NPA members who cooperated with government forces to locate the arms cache.