Top CPP/NPA leader in Lanao del Norte collared

SECURITY forces on Sunday morning captured a suspected top Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army leader wanted for a string of non-bailable criminal charges in Northern Mindanao during an operation in Lala, Lanao del Norte, Police Regional Office 10 director, Brigadier General Rolando B. Anduyan announced yesterday.

The official identified the arrested suspect as Teresita Lapuz Naul alias ‘Tessie/Bessie,,’ described by the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces as the secretary and finance officer  of the CPP/NPA Northern Central Mindanao Regional White Area Committee.

Anduyan said that the accused is also known as a former secretary-general of the militant Karapatan-Northern Mindanao Region who is wanted for three cases of destructive arson and kidnapping and serious illegal detention with no bail recommended by a local court.