Sunday, October 9, 2016

Suspected Malay-Indonesian terrorist nabbed in QC raid

From InterAksyon (Oct 9): Suspected Malay-Indonesian terrorist nabbed in QC raid

Police intelligence agents arrested Saturday a suspected international terrorist of Malay-Indonesian descent who is allegedly linked up with the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).

A statement Sunday by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) identified the suspect as Amin Aklam, whom Chief Inspector Roque Merdigia described as “a hardened Abu Sayyaf group member." Aklam "is a Malaysian national affiliated with international terrorist group.”

Merdigia, head of the Anti-Transnational Crimes Unit of CIDG, said in his after-operation report that Aklam was arrested at around 4 a.m. by his team that raided a house with address at 104 Cotabato Street in Barangay Culiat, Quezon  City.

Merdigia said the suspect is one of the accused in a case for kidnapping with frustrated murder docketed as CC NO 398-3 now pending in Regional Trial Court, Branch 3, Jolo, Sulu.

Aklam is on the list of most wanted persons of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and of National Defense.

It was not known if the government has placed a reward for Aklam's arrest.

According to Merdigia, some of Aklam's companions inside the house during his arrest “were invited for verification”.

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