Suspected Abu Sayyaf member arrested over P81,000 worth of illegal drugs

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Posted at Feb 18 2022 07:20 PM

MANILA - The Philippine National Police (PNP) has arrested an alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City, a police official said on Friday. 

The suspect, identified as Fahad Dumayag aka Abu Cola, was allegedly carrying 12 grams of suspected shabu worth P81,600, a 40mm M203 grenade, and a rifle grenade when authorities arrested him during the operation, police said.

Southern Police District Police Brig Gen. Jimili Macaraeg, in a statement, said Dumayag, 31, had worked under Abu Sayyaf's units Espilon Hapilon, Jamiri and Undanan. 

The units he was under, Macaraeg said, were allegedly involved in a Jehovah’s Witnesses kidnapping in 2001. 

The police said Dumayag "admitted that he was a member of Abu Sayyaf Group" and a "fanatic." 

"Sa ating patuloy na pakikipag-ugnayan sa iba’t ibang law enforcement agencies ay ating madadakip ang mga terorista na naghahanap ng kanlungan sa ating nasasakupan," said Macaraeg.

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