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Army, police seized ammo nabbed 3 in Butuan City

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City:  Sate forces intercepted and seized thousands of ammunitions and apprehended three suspects in a joint  military and police checkpoint in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, the military reported Sunday.

Maj. Francisco Garello Jr., of the army’s Public Affairs Office here, said  that 4,800 pieces of 7.62mm (AK 47) of live ammunitions, two rifle grenades and three  motorcycles were seized in the military-police operation Friday evening in the village of Pianing, Butuan City.
The apprehended three sispects were identified as Rolando Aque Dagium, 34, of P4, San Roque, Sibagat, Ferdinand Aque Dagium, 27, a village official, of  P4, San Roques, Sibagat and Marvin Pepito Merencillo, 26, of Purok 1, Mt Ararat Bayugan City, all of Agusan Del Sur.
Garello said that the suspects were believed to be the couriers of the New People’s Army (NPA) – Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command (NEMRC).
He said that the suspects along with the seized war materiel were brought to the Butuan City Police Station 4  for proper disposition and the filling of appropriate criminal charges against the suspects. –30-
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