27 alleged MILF, MNLF members stopped at boundary checkpoint PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2015 11:57

Men of the PNP’s Zamboanga City Public Safety Company led Supt. Ariel Huesca on Thursday held for questioning 27 alleged members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) including two women in Barangay Licomo.

A police report disclosed that policemen headed by Sr. Insp. Julius Dao-an under the supervision of Huesca were manning a checkpoint around 2 p.m. when a jeepney bearing temporary plate 1222-30212 with what appeared to be the flag of MILF with color combinations of red, yellow and green aside from the half moon with a star emblem attached to the bright front bumper arrived and stopped by the the lawmen.

During inspection, Huesca’s troopers found out that the vehicle was carrying 15 male passengers.

Moreover, the police troopers recovered from the pasengers’  possession one set of black MNLF uniform with accoutrements, a black beret, a pair ofcombat boots, one MNLF identification card and MNLF-MILF documents like accomplishment reports and several others.

Police said the 15 allegedMNLF and MILF members came from Matanog, Maguindanao.

Few minutes later, a metallic bronze Frontier Bongo pickup truck bearing temporary plate number 101709 and carrying twelve passengers including two women also arrived from Polomoloc, South Cotabato. When inspected, police also recovered from their possession seven MNLF identification cards with their names, ranks and other personal information written therein.

Fifteen minutes later,  a black Toyota Hi-Lux bearing plate number BSM 88 andcarying three passengers arrivedfrom Parang, Cotabato, with visible traffic violation. Upon inspection, police recovered from the vehicle two pages  of MILF documents containing list of names of 47 MILF members based in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Cudarat, Maguondamao.

The 27 MNLFs were later escorted by military troops to the city proper as they were heading for Sulu to attend an affair.

The checkpoint at the border of Zamboanga City and Sibugay was being manned by the ZCPSC, military and policemen from Vitali police station and from Sibugay Provincial Police. — Dan Toribio