BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 30 -- A New People's Army (NPA) rebel wanted for criminal offenses was apprehended during the service of an arrest warrant in Surigao del Sur town.

In a statement Wednesday, the Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office (SDSPPO) identified the arrested NPA rebel as Jeffrey Rivas Prado, 27, a resident of Purok 6, Sitio Simowao, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

Prado, a member of Guerrilla Front 19 Southland, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) of the NPA, was arrested in Barobo, Surigao del Sur on Tuesday afternoon.

"The arrested NPA rebel has a standing arrest warrant for kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 7 in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur...