TWO suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits were arrested while improvised bombs and bomb-making components were seized in Basilan province, a top police official announced Wednesday, January 15.
Police Brigadier General Froilan Quidilla, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspects as Muzrim Illahan and Kadir Ajanal, both followers of Basilan-based bandit leader Furuji Indama.
Quidilla said the two were arrested Tuesday by joint team of policemen and Army troops in the village of Menzi, Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.
Quidilla said seized from them were two improvised explosive devices.
He said also seized from the two were the following: two improvised blasting caps; 14-inch electric wire; 330 milliliter plastic bottle filled with ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO); one plastic bag filled with 350 grams of ANFO; an empty plastic bottle; two dry cell batteries; two kilos assorted nails; two electric wires 25.5 inches in length; one-fourth kilo glass shards; and, a packaging tape. (SunStar Zamboanga)