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Friday, 12 September 2014 13:05

Government forces arrested in a joint operation on Thursday an Abu Sayyaf member in Barangay Lumbang  Isabela City, Basilan.

Supt. Luisito P. Magnaye, chief, Criminal Investigation and Detection  Group 9 (CIDG-9), identified said Ysmael Cawa alias Abu Esmael was arrested on the strength of a warrant under Criminal Case number3432, 3551,3552, 3566,3567, 3568, 3569.3570 issued by Judge Leo Jay T. Principe of the Regional Trial Court Branch I Isabela City for kidnapping and serious illegal detention with ransom.

According to a police report, Cawa committed the said crimes in 2001.

Cawa was transferred to Zamboanga City at CIDG-9 for documentation and proper disposition.

Magnaye said the court issued an order for the hearing of  Cawa’s case at the Regional Trial Court Branch 12.          Cawa told those who arrested him that he is gathering coconut for copra as his livelihood.

Magnaye said the successful joint operation was carried out by men of the Special Action Force, Philippine Army troops, operatives of the Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Field Office, Basilan Police Provincial Office and CIDG 9. — Allen Abastillas