POLICEMEN arrested early Friday, January 21, 2022, in a law enforcement operation a former soldier listed as the number 6 most wanted person in Zamboanga Peninsula.

Police Colonel Alexander Lorenzo, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, identified the arrested most wanted person as Abdul Yaser, 41, a dismissed soldier.

Lorenzo said that Yaser was nabbed around 1:37 a.m. Friday, January 21, in Tandong Ahas village, Lamitan City, Basilan province.

Yaser was arrested by joint police forces from Zamboanga City and Basilan province, as well as Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).

Yaser has standing warrants of arrest for murder, two counts frustrated murder, and three counts attempted murder issued by the court in Zamboanga City dated July 18, 2014.

Lorenzo said the court has not recommended bail bond for murder charges against Yaser, but he can bail P200,000 for each of the two counts frustrated murder and P120,000 each for the three counts of attempted murder. (SunStar Zamboanga)