Elements of Zamboanga City Police Station 4 (Culianan) and 304th Philippine Air Force conducted a joint law enforcement operation at JS Alano St., Barangay Zone 1, Zamboanga City at about 12:45 PM on June 21, 2016.
This resulted in the arrest of an Abu Sayyaf Group member identified as Usman Atalad a.k.a. “Atalad”/”Suhud Limaya”/ “Hud”, 46, a fruit vendor native of Jolo, Sulu and presently residing in Cawa-cawa, Zamboanga City. Suspect has a standing warrant of arrest for seven counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention docketed under Criminal Case Nos. 3432, 3551, 3552, 3566, 3567, 3569 and 3570 issued by Presiding Judge Leo Jay T. Principe of RTC, Branch 1, 9th Judicial Region, Isabela City, Basilan, dated January 28, 2008. Suspect is now in police custody for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Bernard Tan, RPIO9