Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Basilan | Inquirer News

Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Basilan

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 06:02 PM December 13, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member was arrested by authorities on Tuesday during an operation in Basilan province, according to police.

In a report on Wednesday, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) identified the 31-year-old ASG member as Gerry Mapula Abing alias “Pegging,” who was captured in Barangay Malo-ong San Jose, Lamitan.

Abing’s apprehension stemmed from an arrest warrant for violating Republic Act (RA) 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Law, and RA 9519 (illegal possession of explosives) issued by Executive Judge Verna Kate Santos of Isabela City Regional Trial Court.


“Subject person is an ASG member under late Basilan base senior ASG leader Furuji Indama, included in a poster of a wanted ASG terrorist and allegedly took part in the Lunsmann kidnapping incident way back on July 12, 2011, in Zamboanga City, which the group of Furuji Indama headed,” CIDG director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr.


CIDG said they were able to confiscate a handgun, a piece of magazine, six pieces of live ammunition, one hand grenade, and a sling bag from the suspect.

Abing is currently in the custody of the CIDG Basilan police field unit.


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