Saturday, June 17, 2017

Troops arrest Abu member in Zamboanga

From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 17): Troops arrest Abu member in Zamboanga

Combined police and military operatives on Saturday, June 17, arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and recovered bomb-making materials in this city.

Arrested was Hamsi Marani, a resident of Barangay Muti, according to Supt. Diomarie Albarico, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director.

Albarico said Marani was incidentally arrested in a law enforcement operation around 1:10 a.m. Saturday in Barangay Muti, this city.

Albarico said the law enforcement operation through the of service of warrant of arrest was launched against Asbi Ahaddin alias Pogie, who is charged for the crime of attempted murder.

He disclosed that Ahaddin managed to elude arrest when the troops swooped down his residence in Barangay Muti.

He said Marani, who was at Ahaddin’s residence, was arrested after the informant of the troops recognized the suspect as a member of the ASG.

He said the arresting team has also recovered at the residence of Ahaddin a detonating cord and two blasting caps.

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