Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City - Two suspected armed members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) were arrested by joint elements of CIDG Zamboanga del Norte-Provincial Field Unit, CIDG-Regional Field Unit 9, CIDG- Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Field Unit, CIDG-Regional Special Operation Group 9, CIDG-Zamboanga City Field Unit, 1st and 2nd Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company, 901st RMFB9,
Military Intelligence Group 9, 42nd Infantry Battalion of Phil Army, Regional Anti-Criminality Task Group (RACTG), Regional Intelligence Division 9, NICA 9, Intel Unit of Phil Air Force and Godod Municipal Police Station during law enforcement operation through implementation of search warrant at Brgy. Delucot, Godod, Zamboanga del Norte at about 1:30 AM of May 30, 2020.
PBGEN FROILAN F QUIDILLA, Regional Director, PRO9 identified the arrested CTG member as Jovi Sangcom y Alawi, male, 24 years old, single and Joel Sandao y Dawis, male, 38 years old, single, both residents of Brgy. Delucot.
The two suspects were arrested based on a Search Warrant No. 01-72020 for Violation of R.A 10591 issued by MCTC Salug-Godod, Ninth Judicial Region, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte dated May 26, 2020.
Jovi Sangcom Y Alawi and Joel Sandao Y Dawis are members of CPP-NPA under "Feliciano A" operating in the municipalities of 3rd District of Zamboanga del Norte and involved in gun running and extortion activities.
Confiscated from the two suspects were one (1) Smith & Wesson magnum cal. 22 serial number 11188 and one (1) Caliber .38 Smith & Wesson w/o serial number.
The arrested personalities and the seized illegal items are now under the custody of CIDG.
PBGEN QUIDILLA commended the CIDG 9 under PCOL TOM P TUZON and other operating units for a job well done. He added that the successful operation is the result of intensive intel-driven operations and diligent efforts of all police units to arrest all lawless elements in the region. (PRO9 PIO)