• Some MILF are drug dealers

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    Some MILF members seized illegal drug traders being brought to police headquarters in Marawi City last April 22, 2014. The drug traders are MILF members accused of engaging in illegal drug trade and operate in Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte. The MILF forces were also able to get high-powered firearms from the policemen after forcibly taking the suspects.

    The police said these forces were from the group of Commander Bravo or Abdurahman Macapaar. Comdr Bravo and Ameril Umbra Kato, then the 105th Base Commander and founder of the BIFF or Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, started launching attacks in 2008 after the peace agreement then failed.

    The MILF drug traders, freed by the BIFF can now continue their illegal trade. The BIFF perhaps rescued them for they help gain funds for the breakaway group with this business of theirs. Also the funds they get buy more arms and bullets for Commander Bravo’s activities.

    The MILF should intensify policing its ranks and to have a thorough screening of their members who may have links to Commander Bravo and Kato’s BIFF, especially now that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangamoro (CAB) is in the process and still a work in progress.

    Advice to the MILF – weed out the misfits in your organization. They continue to besmirch the image you have built as advocates of peace in Mindanao.

    J. Carajal
    carajal_j@yahoo.com

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    3 Comments

    1. Bing Madrigal on

      so true – some MILF are drug dealers (and carnappers & smugglers, etc.) you forget — A LOT OF SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN ARE WORSE!

    2. Mang Karpio on

      This is not new to all of us! All rebels no matter what faction they belong they’re always funded by illegal activities. Who’s going to fund them? All private armies are funded thru illegal dealings. Why – because they’re the only ones that gets away with it be it murder, robbery, kidnap for ransome, etc. and there is nothing that the law can do them. Imagine how well they’re funded because they live below their needs to meet their desired goal – chaos. You take those called misfits because they’re the main integral part which financing their organization. Heck, even cops and govenment officials are in the drug dealing action. After all – you can’t beat them might as well join them and be happy for life is really too short when your a cop or employment in the government which is seasonal.