2 Abu Sayyaf bandits charged-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Friday, July 4, 2014
THE City Prosecutor’s Office has filed criminal charges against two suspected Abu Sayyaf brigands arrested recently in Zamboanga City, a police reported Friday.
Zamboanga City police spokesman Ariel Huesca identified the accused as Jimmy Nurilla and Bakrin Haris.
The suspects were charged Thursday before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 12 for illegal possession of explosives.
Huesca said the charges were filed after the inquest prosecutor found probable cause against the suspects, who were arrested last June 16 by combined police and military operatives in the village of Sangali.
The arresting team confiscated from them an MK2 and an M67 fragmentation grenades and subversive documents.
The two accused were also implicated in the kidnappings of Australian national in December 2011 in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay and of a Filipina-American, her son and cousin, in July 2011 in Zamboanga City.
Huesca said illegal possession of explosive is penalized under Section 3 of Presidential Decree 1866 as amended by Section 1 of Republic Act 9516.
No bail has been recommended for the accused, the police said.
He said the suspects were detained at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center.