KAPA Founder and President Joel Apolinario, his wife and 24 of his supporters who were arrested Tuesday morning in Lingig, Surigao del Sur were presented today to Police Regional Director BGen Joselito Esquivel Jr and PNP Chief Archie Francisco Gamboa who gave his statement via online. Among the high powered firearms seized from the group include 3 units of 60 caliber machine gun, a sniper file and 30 units of M16 rifle.

Accordingly, the PNP will investigate whether members of the PNP or AFP were involved in Apolinario’s private armed groups after some PNP and military uniforms and handheld radios were among those confiscated from the group. PNP Chief Gamboa lauded the 200 PNP personnel who raided the hiding area of Apolinario.

Watch the virtual press conference below.

photos by Radyo Pilipinas Butuan

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