2 sisters linked to Maute group released Print
Monday, 26 June 2017 16:22


The two sisters who were caught buying assorted medicines at a pharmacy in Pagadian City last week were released, after police failed to find proof linking them to the Maute group.

Police Regional Information Officer Chief Insp. Helen Galvez disclosed that sisters Reem and Amal Sacampong Arimao, who were held while buying medicines at Mona Pharmacy in Pagadian City, were later released after being turned over to Mayor Ogka-Benito of Balabagan, Lanao del Norte.

It was learned that the Arimao sisters proved that they were not connected to the Maute group.

However two other men who were arrested in the same pharmacy while buying assorted medicines were charged after authorities found evidence linking them to the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu.

Galvez added that the police in the region are in close coordination with the pharmacies to monitor the customers buying medicines. – Dan Toribio