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Thursday, March 7, 2013
CAMP DANGWA, Benguet - A top communist leader was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents in Buguias recently.
Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, regional director of Police Regional Office Cordillera, identified the top rebel leader as Kenny Bangibang alias Akbar/Sly.
He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Marcelino Wacas of the Regional Trial Court of Kalinga for Murder.
Bangibang is the Secretary of the Kilusang Larangang Guerilla (KLG) Baggas, Ilocos- Cordillera Regional Committee.
Magalong said the arrest of Bangibang will have a big blow on the leadership and capability of the CNN to operate as an armed group in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions and give justice to those victims who were treacherously killed and wounded by the group.
The operating troops who effected Bangibang’s arrest included elements from the Benguet Police Provincial Office, Regional Intelligence Division, Regional Intelligence Unit – 14 and Military Intelligence Group. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 07, 2013.