Bandit group leader nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:32

The commander of a lawless group who is one of the top most wanted persons in Region 9 and five others were arrested in separate operations yesterday and Monday.

Talib Assali alias Commander Talib/Saguksuk, leader of a lawless group operating in Zamboanga Sibugay was arrested in Barangay Dalama, Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay around 4:30 a.m. yesterday. He was nabbed on the strength of a warrant for multiple murder, frustrated murder and theft.

Asaali was arrested by operatives of the Regional Intelligence Division, PCTC, PAOCC, Sibugay police, Public Safety Company, Payao Municipal Police Station and soldiers of the 102 Brigade and 44th Infantry Battalion.

Confiscated from Asaali’s possession werea baby armalite rifle with four short magazines loaded with rounds of ammunition and a .45 caliber pistol.

Asaali was temporarily detained at the Payao Municipal Police Station pending his turnover to the court.

In other police operations, men of the City Police Office’s Detective Management Unit led by Insp. Albert Alfaro under City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo arrested Tripons Grapa in Salug, Zamboanga del Norte on the strength of a warrant for violation of Section 5(i) of Republic Act 9262 with Case No. 13-134 with P24,000 bail bond.

The same team, arrested Makky Pioquinto in Pasonanca and Roldan Langomez in Baliwasan for attempted homicide. The warrant was issued by the Municipal Trial Court Branch 1. Recommended bail bond was P12,000 for each accused.

Alexander Quintos and Melvin Quintos, both of Estrada St., Tetuan were also arrested on the strength of a warrant for violation of Batas Pambansa Bilang 22 with P1,000 recommended bail bond. – Dan Toribio Jr.