Members of RSOG-9 conducted a manhunt operation against two members of Abu Sayyaf Group at the former Maritime Police Headquarters building in Barangay Sta Barbara, Zamboanga City at about 9:30 in the evening of October 7, 2016.
Two alleged members of Abu Sayyaf Group and a wanted person facing murder charges were arrested during the conduct of police operations and serving of warrant of arrest carried out by combined elements of Intelligence Branch of Zamboanga City Police Office, Zamboanga City Police Station 11, CIDM, Anti-Kidnapping Group, Task Force Zamboanga, 530W2, CTD-IG, PCTC, WMFO, SWAT, CIDU 9, Anti-Cybercrime Group, at the entrance of Atilano Pension House located in Barangay Canelar, Zamboanga City at about 2:45 PM of October 3, 2016.
In the implementation of “Project Double Barrel”, for the period of July 1 to September 29, 2016, PRO9 was able to knock and visit a total of 103,344 houses in Zamboanga Peninsula. Out of this, 46,203 drug users and 1,976 drug pushers/couriers voluntarily surrendered to the authorities and vowed not to engage anymore in illegal drug dealings.
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.
PRO9 strongly condemns the recent killings of Hon. Marianita Agbonesa Pitogo, Barangay Chairwoman of Purok Durian, Lison Valley, Pagadian City and five others after they were ambushed by unidentified male suspects with the use of high caliber firearms at Purok Dumalian, Barangay Lourdez, Pagadian City at around 7:30 AM of September 13, 2016.