CAMP COL ABENDAN, Zamboanga City- a member of Basilan based ASG member was arrested by combined elements of CIDG, Zamboanga Sibugay, CIDG-Regional Field Unit 9, Regional Intelligence Division 9, 903rd and 904th Company of RMFB9, Intel Unit of Phil Army, 44th Infantry Battalion of Phil Army, Intel Group –ISAFP and Naga Municipal Police Station during law enforcement operation at Barangay Bangkaw-bangkaw, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 9:40 AM of July 24, 2019.
Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, PRO9 Director identified the arrested ASG member as Isnaji I. Hasim, 29 years old, married and a resident of Brgy. Bangkaw-bangkaw, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Seized during the operation were following items, to wit: for the Search Warrant No. 12: One (1) unit Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) with SN.18995; Two (2) Magazine assemblies for BAR; Eleven (11) live ammunitions for Cal. 30. Search Warrant No. 13: One (1) Fragmentation Hand Grenade; One (1) Plastic Bottle IED; One (1) Electrical Blasting Cap with wire attached; Twelve (12) Blasting Caps; One (1) Color Blue Detonating Cord; Two (2) Color Brown Detonating Cord; One (1) 40 MM live ammunition.
The arrested suspect was arrested based on the Search Warrant #12 for Violation of RA 9516 and Search Warrant #13 for Violation of RA 10591 against Isnaji I. Hasim, issued by Honorable Judge of 3rd MCTC, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Arrested suspect is a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group operating under Furiji Indama, a Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf Leader. He is also a close associate of Hashim Saripada and listed as No. 45 under the PSR watch list 2016. Arrested person and the seized items were brought to CIDG-Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Field Unit for documentation and proper disposition.
Police Brigadier General Froilan F Quidilla, PRO9 Director lauded the operating troops from the PNP and AFP for the successful arrest of the ASG member.