Malaysia returns eight Sulu ASG members arrested in SabahMay 30, 2021
COTABATO CITY – The Malaysian government has turned over Friday to Philippine authorities the eight wanted Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members arrested in Sabah, Malaysia last week.
Sansibar Bensio, Firdaus Omar, Munimar Binda, Ladin Mujahirin, Hamzah Faisal, Sansis Mohammad, Halim Akhir and Yusuf are now in the custody of the Sulu provincial police under the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR).
Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said Saturday the agents of the Eastern Security Command, acting on tips from the Filipino communities in Sabah, had arrested the eight ASG members.
Malaysian security officials turned over on Friday the suspected terrorists to their counterparts from Westmincom and Sulu Provincial Police Office in Taganak Island, Tawi-tawi.
Authorities have tagged the eight suspects in several heinous crimes.
Malaysian Army Brig. Gen. Datuk Ahmad Fuan Othman facilitated the turn-over to Marine Brig. Gen. Antonio Rojas.
The eight suspects fled to Sabah due to Westmincom’s unrelenting operations in Sulu and in Tawi-Tawi against the ASG.
PHOTO: Marine Brig. Gen. Antonio Rojas signs the document as Malaysia returned the eight Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members. (Handout photo)