Two men with alleged links to Abu Sayyaf Group were arrested by operatives of 2nd Maneuver Company of RPSB9, RID 9, and Pagadian City Police Station outside Mona Pharmacy in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 10:30 AM on June 21, 2017.
They were identified as Jadzrie Harad Saabdula, 50 years old, a nurse of Tongkil Municipal Hospital, resident of Barangay Zone II, San Jose Street, Zamboanga City, and Jamal Kalib Jamil, 18, a fisherman residing in Luuk, Barangay Poblacion, Tongkil, Sulu. Accordingly, the two suspects were purchasing a bulk of assorted medicines (antibiotics, antibacterial, pain relievers and other types of post-traumatic medicines) at said pharmacy. Jadzrie Harad Saabdula is the brother of Abu Sayyaf Group’s Kumander Global based in the province of Sulu. Moreover, the authorities assessed that the suspects have links with said terrorist group for they are purchasing lots of medicines to for their wounded henchmen. The duo and all their personal belongings and the medicines purchased are taken into police custody for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9