Cop Believed to Have Link with ASG Killed in Law Enforcement Operation in Zamboanga City

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Camp Col Romeo A Abendan, Zamboanga City – Combined operatives of Regional Intelligence Unit 9-PNP Intelligence Group, 5th Special Action Battalion-Special Action Force, Regional Special Operation, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 9, CIDG9, PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group, Regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Unit 9, Zambonaga City Police Station 6, Zamboanga City Police Office and military intel agencies conducted law enforcement operation through service of search warrant at Galvez Drive, Brgy Mampang, Zamboanga City at 4:15 AM of January 27, 2021.

PBGEN Ronaldo Genaro E Ylagan, Regional Director, PRO9 said the operation resulted in the firefight between the operating unit and the subject identified as PSSg Jamiri Hawang Abraham after he resisted arrest and fired upon the operating units using his caliber 9MM pistol prompting them to return fire that resulted to the wounding of the subject person.

PSSg Abraham is an active PNP member assigned with Drug Enforcement Unit of Zamboanga City Police Office and was listed in the 2019 Periodic Status Report (PSR) on Financing Terrorism and affiliated with the Sulu-based DI/ASG. He is a relative of late DI/ASG Leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan and the cousin of ASG Sub-leader Ben Quirino a.k.a Ben Tatoh and slain ASG- Sub Leader Muammar Askali.

The subject was monitored to be providing ammunitions and firearms particularly to group of DI/ASG based in Patikul, Sulu. He was also involved in the kidnapping activities of the ASG where he facilitated the negotiations for the release of kidnapped victims in Sulu in exchange of ransom money.

The operation was conducted based on the Search Warrant Number 05-2021 for violation of RA 9516 (Illegal Possession of Firearms and Explosives) issued by Hon. Peter V. Eisma, Presiding Judge, RTC 9th Judicial Region, Branch 15, Zamboanga City.

Recovered during the conduct of search were the following; one unit cal. 45 pistol; one unit cal. 9MM pistol, chamber loaded with magazine; IED components (to be itemized by Regional Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Canine Unit 9) and one M16 Rifle.

The Subject was brought immediately to the nearest hospital at Zamboanga City Medical Center, Sta. Catalina, Zamboanga City for medical attention. However, the subject declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. (PRO9-PIO)