Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cops raid house of Maute supporter

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 20): Cops raid house of Maute supporter

Police authorities raided the house of a Cotabato City government employee arrested last week for alleged involvement in the activities of Maute terrorist group, police here said today.

Chief Inspector Achmad Alibonga, police chief of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, said the raiding team was armed by a search warrant issued by Judge Alexandrex Betoya when police conducted search operation in the house of Nasser Dilangalen at SPDA subdivision in Barangay Broce, Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao.

Dilangalen, a foreman of the Cotabato City engineering office, was earlier arrested by police and military agents based on arrest and search order issued by Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana on personalities linked to Maute terror group.

Seized from Dilangalen’s house was an improvised explosive device made of live 40-mm high explosives with mobile phone as triggering device and a cal. 45 pistol with ammunition.

Dilangalen was said to be a recruiter for Ansar Al-Khilafa Philippines (AKP), an affiliate of Maute and Abu Sayyaf Group who seized Marawi City 29 days ago.

Another suspect, also in the DND list of wanted persons who voluntarily surrendered to police in South Cotabato, has been charged.

Engr. Talib Bayabao, provincial director of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), remained in police custody but was charged, according to Senior Supt. Franklin Alvero, South Cotabato police director.


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