Suspected Filipino terrorist from Saudi intercepted

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 26 2017 05:56 PM

MANILA- Authorities on Tuesday intercepted a suspected Filipino terrorist from Saudi Arabia upon arrival at the country's main airport, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said in a report. 

Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar, a Filipino national who came from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested around 8:30 a.m. after undergoing secondary inspection.

Abubakar arrived via a Philippine Airlines flight.

During the inspection, authorities found that Abubakar is a suspected terrorist allegedly supported by a local terror group. The BI report to the Department of Justice, released to the media Tuesday afternoon, did not identify his affiliation. 

The terror suspect is also a person of interest by the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group and the United States, the BI said.

Abubakar has been turned over to the PNP for further investigation and disposition.