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Sunday, September 15, 2019

'MILF platoon leader' arrested in Pagadian drug bust

AN ALLEGED platoon leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was arrested in a drug bust in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur province, the police reported Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspect as Askim Andam, 23, of Payong, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte.

Beltran said Andam was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday at Highway Aide Compound in the village of Banale, Pagadian City.

Beltran said Andam is a platoon leader of the 105th Base Command, Central Mindanao Front of MILF, “based on his admission and confiscated identified card.”

Confiscated from the suspect were four plastic sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth).

He said the suspect was detained while appropriate charges are set to be filed against him.
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