Suspected Daulah Islamiyah terror group member arrested in QC
MANILA, Philippines — Police arrested a suspected member of the Daulah Islamiyah terrorist group in Quezon City over the weekend.
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan announced on Monday the arrest of Kevin Madriñan, also known as Ibrahim Abdullah Madriñan and Ibrahim Khalil Al-Garaba to his peers in the terrorist group.
Madriñan was arrested by operatives of the PNP Intelligence Group and the Quezon City Police District at 4:50 p.m. Saturday at Atherton Street corner Burbank Street in North Fairview.
He yielded a caliber .45 caliber pistol, a hand grenade, and P3,000 cash when arrested, according to Cascolan.
“Background investigation revealed that Madriñan is a Balik-Islam convert who is the contact person and liaison in Luzon of Daulah Islamiyah members coming from Maguindanao under Esmael Abdulmalik aka Abu Turaife and Salahuddin Hasan aka Abu Salman, and those coming from Sulu under Mundi Sawadjaan,” Cascolan said in a press briefing.
The PNP chief said Madriñan, based on information, served as the Luzon liaison officer of Daulah Islamiyah after the arrest of Datu Omar Palte also known as Allan Palty in Quezon City last January.
Madriñan is also allegedly responsible for the recruitment of Balik-Islam converts and facilitating their travel to Mindanao for training and jihad exposure.
Cascolan added that Madriñan likewise has links with Yusuf Macoto of Cavite and Muhammad Paras of Bulacan, but was left behind in Luzon when Macoto and Paras joined Daulah Islamiyah forces in the Marawi siege in 2017 where they were both killed.
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