Arrest of suspected militant lauded by Philippine Embassy

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

PETALING JAYA: The recent arrest of a militant suspected to be instrumental in transporting kidnap victims of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) from the eastern coast of Sabah to the Sulu islands have been praised by the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Philippine authorities arrested Mobin Sahibodin Hailil, alias Apo Kahumbo, for illegal possession of firearms and explosives on Tuesday at 8:10am in Sanga-Sanga town in Tawi-Tawi. 

“This arrest is an indication of the resolve of Philippine authorities in confronting the menace of kidnappings and other criminal activities in the area," said the Embassy Thursday.

"It is also a result of the heightened cooperation between Philippines, the Malaysian police and security authorities."

Philippine National Police, aided by units of the Philippine armed forces, arrested Kahumbo who was found carrying a .45-caliber pistol, bullets and a grenade.

Kahumbo is the second suspected ASG member to be arrested this week.

On August 25, Jauhari Idris, alias Jas, was arrested in nearby Basilan province on kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges.

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