High-ranking NPA arrested in CDO

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 05 2014 04:24 PM | Updated as of Sep 06 2014 12:24 AM

MANILA - A high-ranking official of the New People's Army (NPA) was arrested in Barangay Puerto, Cagayan de Oro (CDO) on Thursday night, police said.

The suspect was identified as Victoriano Dimco alias Ka Berting, the vice chairman of the NPA's South Eastern Command (SECOM) 3 Guerilla Front based in Bukidnon.

Dimco tried to flee but was chased down by police. He was served 5 warrants of arrest for murder charges.

He is accused of participating in the ambush of members of the Army Special Forces in 2000 which left Capt. Apollo Palasol and 4 others dead.

He is also facing charges for the NPA raid on the Quezon municipal station. -- Report from Shiela Labrador, ABS-CBN News Northern Mindanao