ASG explosives expert arrested PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 August 2018 11:45

by dan toribio

A suspected Abu Sayyaf kidnapper and explosives expert was arrested during law enforcement operations at Barangay Pasilmanta, Sacol Island,this city last Tuesday.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified the suspect as Majid Isnilon, 25 years old and a resident of Barangay Pasilmanta, Sacol Island.

Isnilon was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest for the crime of murder under Criminal Case number 35123 issued by the Regional Trial Court in Zamboanga City.

Police confiscated an MK2 fragmentation grenade and explosives paraphernalia from the suspect.

Isnilon was reportedly involved in a number of murder, extortion and kidnapping activities in Zamboanga City’s east coast.

This includes the massacre of eight (8) fishermen off the coast of Siromon Island in Barangay Dita and the murder of Ronald Juela at Sitio Niyog-niyog in Barangay Muti.

Isnilon was also reportedly involved in the  strafing of a Rural Bus Transit along Kilometer 57 in Barangay Buenavista.

Police said that he served as spotter and messenger of a kidnap-for-ransom ring.

The suspect is allegedly an active member of the lawless group under the leadership of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Hatib Sawadjaan aka Hajan, a Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf group which is connected to the group of Jamilul Nasalun aka Abu Harris.

Isnilon was turned over to the Zamboanga City Police Office for proper disposition.  (Dan Toribio)