Authorities arrested on Friday an alleged leader of the New People’s Army’s “people’s militia” (militia ng bayan) after he yielded an allegedly unlicensed firearm in Talacogon town in Agusan del Sur .
Police identified the suspect as Roger Gonzales. He was found in possession of a .38-caliber revolver and several rounds of ammunition.
Lawmen, armed with a warrant searched the suspect’s house around 3:30 a.m. The search warrant was issued for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition,
Gonzales was tagged as the leader of a “people’s militia” unit under the Guerrilla Front 8 of the NPA’s NortheasternMindanao Regional Committee. By GD