By Aaron Recuenco
Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a raid in Zamboanga city.
CIDG director Maj. Gen. Joel Napoleon Coronel said they immediately launched the operation after learning of the whereabouts of the 40-year-old Abu Sayyaf member Barri Happil.
Happil is facing a case of illegal possession of explosives, which is currently under the sala of Judge Vera Vergada of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 14, in Zamboanga City.
Coronel said CIDG operatives were backed by Marine commandos during the operation on April 11, Saturday, in Barangay Muti.
Happil, the official said, is reportedly a member of the Abu Sayaff Group under ASG Sub Leader Marzan Ajijul.
The suspect is currently detained at the CIDG office in Zamboanga City.