Sunday August 19, 2018

Communist leader arrested in Bataan

AUTHORITIES have arrested an alleged key member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in Central Luzon, Central Luzon police director Chief Superintendent Amador Corpus said Thursday, June 14.

Juanito Carabeo, a ranking official and who also serves as a medical officer of the CPP in the said region, was apprehended around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in Sitio Sun Shine, Barangay San Juan in Samal, Bataan.

Corpus said Carabeo has a standing arrest warrant over charges of murder and arson issued by the Balanga City Regional Trial Court.

Corpus said the operation was conducted by the joint members of the police and military regional intelligence teams, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Bataan 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, Samal MPS, Philippine Air Force, Samal Municipal Police, 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and Naval Intelligence Security Group.

The suspect was brought to Samal municipal police station. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)