Combined operatives of Regional Special Operation Group 9, Regional Intelligence Division 9, Provincial Intelligence Branch-Zamboanga Sibugay PPO, Zamboanga Sibugay Public Safety Company, Ipil MPS and 44th Infantry Battalion-Special Forces-Philippine Army conducted a law enforcement operation in Barangay Tiayon, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 12:00 noon of April 16, 2017.
The operation resulted in the arrest of Abdurahman Sakilan a.k.a. "Bobong Sakilan", 28, and Pujik Ismael a.k.a. "Pujik Sarahento", 21, both residents of Sitio Gangit, Barangay Mamagon, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Bobong Sakilan was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder docketed under Criminal Case No. i-6080 issued by Anthony DT Isaw, Presiding Judge, Branch 24, 9th Judicial Region, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay while Pujik Sarahento was arrested for possession of explosives.
Confiscated from the suspects were a cal .45 pistol, one hand grenade, and ten sachets of shabu with an estimated value Php 5,000.00.
Both suspects were involved in the series of kidnaping incidents, highway robberies victimizing Rural Transit Bus and passenger vans, carnapping, extortion and sea piracy. They were also involved in a shooting incident that transpired along the national highway in Barangay Cainglet, Kabasalan, and another incident that victimized SSgt Ablao of the 44th IB, Philippine Army. Furthermore, subjects were also involved in an encounter with ZSBYPPO PPSC operatives who were conducting seaborne patrol and internal security operation in Barangay Mamagon, Naga on April 15, 2017.
Bobong Sakilan was also listed as high value target on illegal drugs (Provincial Level) being a member of Ging-Ging Calon Drug Group that distributes illegal drugs in Kabasalan and Naga municipalities. The arrested persons are now in police custody.
The arrest of these criminal gang members resulted from the intensified operation against wanted person operating in Zamboanga Peninsula.
With this recent accomplishment, PCSUPT BILLY B BELTRAN, PRO9 Regional Director, commends the operating police units of PRO9 and military authorities for a job well done and for their utmost efforts that resulted in the arrest of two notorious criminal gang member.
PCSUPT BELTRAN urges the public to support the police in neutralizing most wanted person and notorious criminal gang members by providing relevant and timely information on the identity of wanted personalities in their respective places and report it to the nearest police station or to the PNP Hotline numbers 911 / 09178475757 / 0917-5062000, and KKK Mobile App.