Ranking leader of communist bandit group NPA arrested in Davao City

Head of Regional Instructor’s Bureau of Regional Operational Command Vincent Estrada of Southern Mindanao Regional Committee of the communist bandit group New People’s Army was arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry Division and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group 11 of the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines reports.

The NPA leader was arrested at a Task Force Davao checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan, Toril, Davao City at around 9:20 pm Tuesday. “Estrada was arrested while on-board an Isuzu Bighorn with plate number BDV864 with a certain Zacarias Delos Santos Mancia, Jr.,” AFP adds.

Recovered from them are one calibre .45 pistol, two fragmentation grenades, one laptop computer, five cellphones, subversive documents and personal belongings.

They are now at the custody of CIDG 11.

Regional Trial Court Branch 3 in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province issued a warrant of arrest for Estrada for the crime of Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention.