Zamboanga Sibugay - Two alleged members of the notorious Sabtal criminal group operating in Zamboanga Sibugay were arrested during a law enforcement operation carried out by combined government troops in Purok 7, Sitio Looc, Barangay Kaliantana, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 3:45 AM of September 11, 2015.
PNP and AFP elements composed of operatives from Provincial Intelligence Branch, Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch, PPCRB of ZSBPPO, Provincial Public Safety Company, Naga MPS, and 902nd MARPSTA, NISU 63 and PG 395 - Philippine Navy, D2 3rd Air Division of the Philippine Air Force, 44th IB, 17 SFC, 6SF BN - Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, 12MICO and 9ISU arrested Ronnie Sabtal y Jaliol, 41, and Remy Sabtal y Jaliol, 34, alias “Commander Agila”/ “Mr. Suave”, both residents of same place.
The two were apprehended by virtue of arrest warrant for kidnapping and serious illegal detention docketed under Criminal Case No. IM 13-0575 issued by Presiding Judge Josefino P. Bael of RTC 9 Branch 31, Imelda municipality. Recovered during the operation were an M1 Garand rifle with six clips of ammo, one M16 rifle with three magazine and sixteen rounds of ammo, another rifle with two magazines, two cal 9mm ammunitions, one fragmentation hand grenade, five rifle grenades, assorted military uniforms, and illegal drug paraphernalia. Arrested persons are now under the custody of PIDM for proper and documentation prior their commitment to court concerned.
-with report from PO2 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9