Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PNP-CIDG hunting down ASG in Metro Manila

From the Philippine News Agency (11): PNP-CIDG hunting down ASG in Metro Manila

The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) is now hunting down t Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Metro Manila.

According to the PNP-CIDG, the ASG has two groups who have penetrated Metro Manila.

This was confirmed by the PNP-CIDG after a suspected Indonesian bomb expert who has direct links with the ASG terrorists was arrested.

The suspect was arrested in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City last Saturday, by virtue of a warrant of arrest and search warrant.

PNP-CIDG’s Anti-Transnational Crime Unit (ATCU) head, Chief Insp. Roque Merdeguia on Tuesday said that the mission of the said Abu Sayyaf bandits in Metro Manila has not yet been determined.

The PNP said that the arrest of Mohammad Amin, an Indonesian-trained bomber, was a big blow to the ASG.

Merdeguia added that they are continuously gathering information to arrest the other ASG members who are now in the metropolis.

He also urged the public to remain calm such that the PNP is also doing everything to arrest the ASG bandits who are out to sow violence.


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