COMBINED elements of police and military arrested a high ranking official of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) the other day in Barangay Caduhaan, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.
Cadiz City Police Chief Police Lt. Colonel Robert R. Mansueto identified the suspect as Gaspar M Davao, alias “ Aldong”, 55 years old and a resident of So Biernesan, Bgy. Pinapugasan, Escalante City, Negros Occidental.
The suspect was arrested during a routine inspection in the contact tracing activities and other preventive measures against Corona Virus 2019 at the Monitoring Control Point (MCP) in the area.
Accordingly, the suspect was onboard a public utility van and not wearing a face mask.
According to an intelligence source, Gaspar is an identified leader of National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) and Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Negros Chapter and allegedly White Area Secretary, North Negros Front SECOM TABACCO/ Finance Officer.
The suspect initially called the attention of the PNP personnel for not wearing face mask and later for unjust vexation and disobedience against the police personnel manning the Municipal Control Points (MCP).
In an act to threaten the law enforcers, he drew a fragmented grenade which opted the police to arrest him.
Recovered from the suspect were; one fragmentation grenade, subversive documents, Newsletter of Roselyn Jean Pelle Command dated March 29, 2020 and other written letters, cash amounting to P14,000, eight units cellular phones, and one sling bag.