Alleged Abu Sayyaf member falls in Taguig drug sting | Inquirer News

Alleged Abu Sayyaf member falls in Taguig drug sting

/ 09:59 PM February 18, 2022
An alleged Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member involved in two different kidnapping incidents was also caught in a buy-bust operation in Taguig recently, the Southern Police District (SPD) reported on Friday.

The Southern Police District headed by its director Brig Gen. Jamili Macaraeg presents to the media Abu Sayyaf suspect Fahad Dumayag during a press briefing at SPD Headquarters in Taguig City. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPD

MANILA, Philippines — An alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was caught in a buy-bust operation in Taguig recently, the Southern Police District (SPD) reported on Friday.

SPD District director Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the victim as Fahad Dumayag, 31, who was arrested in an anti-drug operation in Taguig City on January 26.

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Seized from the suspect were 12 grams of suspected shabu worth ₱81,600.00, one 40mm M203 grenade and a rifle grenade.

Macaraeg said a confidential informant identified the arrested drug suspect as a member of the ASG.

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“A victim-witness physically identified Abu Cola as one of her kidnappers and a member of ASG,” Macaraeg said in a statement.

Dumayag was involved in the kidnapping of members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 2002 and Lamitan Siege wherein they took over a hospital and a church in June 2001.

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