Sulu-based ASG Subleader Captured in Drug Bust

Written by PSUPT ROGELIO C ALABATA, Chief, RPIO9 on . Posted in News Release

A sub-leader of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group-Urban Terrorist Group (ASG-UTG) was arrested by combined elements of Zamboanga City Police Office, Regional Intelligence Division 9 (RID9), Regional Public Safety Battalion 9 and Special Action Force troopers during the conduct of a drug buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Plaza Pershing, I. Magno Street, Zamboanga City at around 12:00 noon on September 27, 2016.

The ASG sub-leader was identified as Alnijar Gamsani Ismaluddin alias “Alih”, a native of Jolo, Sulu.  Ismaluddin is identified as ASG-UTG sub-leader under the late Mohammad Said alias “Ama Maas” based in Patikul,Sulu. He is allegedly involved in several liquidations of civilian and AFP/PNP personnel in Jolo, Sulu. The arrested terrorist is under police custody for filing of appropriate charges in court.

-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9