Government troops have apprehended an ammunition courier of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the
, a top military
official announced Tuesday. province
Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the arrested ASG ammunition courier as Makin Mukan, 41, a resident of Barangay Kabuntakas, Patikul, Sulu.
Arrojado said the troops from the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion arrested Mukan in a checkpoint around 8:40 a.m. Monday in Barangay Latih, Patikul.
Arrojado said the troops seized from Mukan six rounds of caliber 40 millimeter grenade launcher ammunition.
He said the arrest of Mukan came after they received information that a courier is set to transport ammunition to the ASG in Patikul.
He said Mukan was detained and coordination has been made with the police for the filing of appropriate criminal charges against the latter.