Intelligence personnel of Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO), SWAT, Regional Public Safety Company 9 (RPSB9), Zamboanga City Police Station 7, Zamboanga City Police Station 11, and NISG conducted a law enforcement operation at the Motorpool in Brgy. Pasonanca, Zamboanga City at around 3:20 AM on September 9, 2016. The operation resulted in the arrest of Jamar Musa y Maing, 44, Ahmad Tandih y Lawisan, 33, and Omar Kumbing y Tandih, 36.
Recovered from their possession were two fragmentation grenades, one caliber 38 gun with six rounds of ammos and two cellphones.
The arrest of the three suspected ASG members is the result of the intensified law enforcement operation against ASG members who continue to sow terror in Zamboanga Peninsula.
Above named personalities are believed to be Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) under the Ajang Ajang Group. It is believed that the arrested ASG members are among those who slipped from Sulu due to the ongoing intensive military operations.
The three arrested ASG members were allegedly tasked to conduct bombing operation in Zamboanga City as monitored by the intelligence community since September 4, 2016.
The arrested persons are presently under the police custody for documentation and proper disposition.
PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN, PRO9 Acting Regional Director, lauded and commended the police for a job well done and for their utmost efforts and action that led to the successful arrest of three alleged ASG terrorists.