Ranking ASG member nabbed in Zamboanga


A SUSPECTED ranking member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)–Amir Intong of Isabela City, Basilan- was arrested on Monday during a manhunt in Zamboanga City. Chief Insp. Helen Galvez of Zamboanga City Police said Intong belongs to the ASG-Urban Terrorist Group under Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who is being sought by the US government for his involvement in the kidnapping of Americans in previous years. Intong served as the liaison for finance and logistics of Hapilon’s group and was procurer of improvised explosive device (IED) materials for the ASG’s bombing operations.


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