Drug pusher killed, 2 Abus captured in Jolo shootout PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 February 2016 11:59

A suspected drug pusher was killed while two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) were captured during a shootout with government troops in the province of Sulu on Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the shootout took place around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sitio Unique, Barangay Busbus, Jolo town.

Arrojado said the slain suspected drug pusher remained unidentified. His remains were brought to the police headquarters in Jolo.

Arrojado identified the two arrested suspected ASG members as Al-Aziz Hadjiru Binang, 24, and Annuar Dalawis Hamid alais Totoh, 25. Both are followers of Indanan-based ASG sub-leader Alden Bagade.

He said the shootout ensued when the policemen were fired upon while they were responding to an intelligence report about the presence of the suspects in a drug den in Sitio Unique, Barangay Busbus, Jolo.

He said the responding troops have recovered from the drug den one K-G9 pistol, one samurai sword and drug paraphernalia.

He said the captured two suspected ASG members were taken to the police headquarters in Jolo for appropriate action.