Combined elements of ZSBPPO Intelligence Branch, Provincial Public Safety Company, RIU-9, RID-9, MAPIO-ZCO, 44th IB, Philippine Army, RPSB9 and Ipil, MPS conducted a law enforcement operation for the service of warrant of arrest in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 10:30 AM of August 24, 2016.
This resulted in the arrest of Sabtal Taha, by virtue of warrant of arrest for frustrated murder docketed under Criminal Case Number I-4749 and attempted murder docketed under Criminal Case Number I-4748 both dated February 22, 2011. Subject person is a member of Barahama Ali Criminal Group, directly under Ging-Ging Calon, its sub-leader who was previously arrested. Accordingly, Taha is one of the suspects in the series of robbery hold-up incident along national highway in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay and also a suspect in the burning of a PPSC patrol car during a shoot-out in Barangay Tenan on May 2, 2015. Arrested person is now under the custody of Zamboanga Sibugay PPO for proper disposition.
- with report from PO3 Radzben S Jul, RPIO9