(IED components recovered)Police arrest ASG member PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2018 12:02

By DAN TORIBIO

Police recovered bomb components from an arrested Abu Sayyaf member and his female companion at a checkpoint in Barangay Culianan last Tuesday.

Police identified the suspect as Abdurasad Adjail y Asmawel aka Mihila, Jabarani, Sahibul Sailani, Salip Utoh, 55 years old, married and a resident of Purok 4, Upper Calarian.

Adjail’s female companion identified as 60-year-old Evelyn Fernandez y Domingo, a resident of Sta. Maria was also arrested.

A police report showed that the two were on board a van coming from Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay when they were flagged down by police at a checkpoint along the highway.

Police recovered bomb components  composed of a leg wire, a tester (12V) Christmas light bulb, 2 silicon controlled rectifiers, a toggled switch, four LED lights, three resistors and four improvised non-electric blasting caps.

Adjail has a standing warrant of arrest for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention in connection with the Golden Harvest Plantation kidnapping incident in Tairan, Lantawan, Basilan on June 11, 2001.

The suspects were placed under investigation while the confiscated items were turned over to the PNP’s Bomb Squad for disposition.  (Dan Toribio)