From the Mindanao Examiner (Aug 28): Police seized cache of weapons in Dapitan beach, hunt down fugitive
Police launched a manhunt against a man accused of murder in the southern
Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, officials said on
Officials said Alfonso Abne, alias Along, escaped a police
operation in Dapitan City where authorities also arrested another man, Dindo
Paglalunan, for carrying a gun.
Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional
police spokesman, said Abne was inside the premises of private beach resort when
police forces tried to serve a warrant for his arrest.
He said the
fugitive managed to flee from the police and eluded arrest, but he also left
inside a thatched hut a cache of assorted weapons, munitions and components for
Huesca said police forces recovered an M16
automatic rifle, eight .45-caliber pistols, ten pistol magazines, five magazines
for M16 and Ak-47 assault rifles, and a blasting cap, detonating cord, time
fuses, black powder, including a motorcycle which Abne was using as his get-away
Judge Victoriano Dl Lacaya, of the Regional Trial Court Branch-9
in Dipolog City, has ordered Abne’s arrest for murder, according to
Huesca said authorities tracked down Abne’s hideout following a
tip from an informant, who said the fugitive had been spotted in several
occasions inside the beach premises. It was not immediately known how Abne
managed to sneak his weapons inside the guarded beach resort.
team confiscated the weapons, however, the fugitive managed to evade arrest,”