Charges readied vs woman in guns smuggle try at jail PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 15:04

A case of illegal possesion of firearms has been prepared  by the 9th  Criminal Investigation  and Detection  Group against a woman who brought three .45 cal. pistols and ammunition concealed in two charcoal stoves  into the city jail last Monday.

The woman said the stoves were intended for her detained relatives who are suspected Abu Sayyaf members

City Jail Warden Julius Arro said there are 57 suspected Abu Sayyaf detainees with sub leaders Jamil Ajijul and Termije Ahmad in the jail.

Arro said the three handguns were intended to be used by the Abu Sayyaf suspects in shooting jail guards in their escape plot with the aid of other Abu Sayyaf members outside who will wait whisk them to RT Lim Boulevard where a seacraft would take them to either Basilan or Sulu.

Supt. Luisito P. Magnaye, 9th CIDG chief, disclosed that once  the investigation is completed, his office will file the case with the City Prosecutor’s Office.

“We will not give any names now so that it will not jeopardize the ongoing investigation,” Magnaye said.

Zamboanga City Police Director Sr.  Supt. Angelito Casimiro said it is the 9th CIDG that is handling the case because  it involves a high profile terror suspects. —  Allen Abastillas