BY CRIS DIAZ
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A suspected leader of a communist terrorist group (CTG) was collared in a raid in an urban poor village here, the military reported Wednesday.
Armed with a search warrant issued by the regional trial court 10, a joint police and army operatives swooped down the Urban Poor Village in Brgy Iponan, this city on Sunday and arrested Aldeem A. Yañez.
Maj. Francisco P. Garello, Jr. of the army’s public affairs division in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City, said that Yañez was believed to be the leader of the CTG operating in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon.
Yañez allegedly conducts ideological, political and organizational (IPO) works in Saldav and Pantaron Range Complex in Bukidnon while also facilitating the CTG’s extortion activities in the urban areas of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon provinces.
Seized during the raid in Yañez residence were one cal.45 Pistol, two fragmentation hand grenades, two 40mm ammunition, fake IDs (voter’s and vaccine card) and subversive documents.
The CIDG has taken custody of Yañez who will be presented to the court issuing the search warrant. -0-