The Armed Forces of the
announced that it has provided a Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" cargo
aircraft and security personnel to facilitate the transfer of 17 Abu Sayyaf
Group (ASG) detainees in Zamboanga City to
on Friday. Manila
Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, AFP public affairs office chief, said that the aircraft and security personnel were requested by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in line with its efforts to remove possible security threats in their
detention facility. Zamboanga
An attempt to sprint out the detainees were foiled by authorities early this year.
The 17 ASGs were flown due to reports that they will be freed from their
by their fellow brigands who are still-at-large. Zamboanga
Cabunoc said that detained bandits, upon arrival at Villamor Air Base,
Friday, were quickly transported to more secured BJMP detention facility in . Taguig City
Most of the 17 ASGs flown to
are facing kidnapping, murder,
frustrated murder and other criminal charges. Manila
Cabunoc said that the AFP is not anticipating any security threats in Metro Manila with the arrival of the 17 brigands as they are now being held in more heavily guarded facility with tighter security protocols.