P17.5-M smuggled cigarettes seized off Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Navy personnel together with Bureau of Customs (BOC) operatives have intercepted two watercrafts and seized some P17.5 million worth of smuggled cigarettes early Monday off this city. Rear Adm. Toribio Adaci Jr., commander of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), said the joint team was conducting intelligence-driven maritime interdiction operation when they …

2 BIFFs killed in clash with troops in Maguindanao

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in a clash early Sunday with government forces in the province of Maguindanao. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the troops were conducting focused military operation when they clashed with a group of BIFFs around 6 a.m. …

Zamboanga City records no immunization adverse effect

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A top local health official announced that the inoculation of the A2 and A3 priority groups is smoothly ongoing with no reported adverse effect after immunization for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The A2 priority groups are the senior citizens and A3 are persons with comorbidities aged 18 to 59 years old. The …

Dawlah Islamiya leader killed in Maguindanao clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – According to military officials, a mid-level leader of the Dawlah Islamiya (DI)-Maguid group was killed in an intelligence-driven special military operation in the Maguindanao province on Wednesday, May 12. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), identified the slain Di-Maguid group mid-level leader as Kopang Sahak alias …

8 Abu Sayyaf arrested in Sabah

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The collaboration of the Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu’s 4th Marine Brigade and Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) led to the arrest of eight Abu Sayyaf bandits, including two mid-level leaders, military officials announced Monday. Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, JTF-Sulu commander said that Abu Sayyaf mid-level leaders Sansibar Bensio and Mabar Binda, who …

2 policemen injured in rescue of 2 drug suspects in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two policemen were wounded when an unidentified gunman rescued two drug suspects arrested in an anti-drug operation in this City, a top police official disclosed Thursday. Police Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-9 (RPO-9) director, disclosed that the incident happened around 4:47 a.m. Thursday in front of the Zamboanga City …

Zambo police, BOC seize P13-M smuggled cigarettes

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office’s (ZCPO) Station 7 in partnership with the Bureau of Customs have seized some P13,020,000 worth of assorted smuggled cigarettes in this city. Police Col. Rexmel Reyes, ZCPO director said that prior to the confiscation, the policemen intercepted at dawn Monday a cargo truck loaded with …

2 bomb component suppliers of the Abu Sayyaf arrested

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Lawmen have arrested in a buy-bust operation two suppliers of bomb-making components of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in the province of Sulu, military officials announced. Maj. Gen. William Gonzales, Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu commander, identified the bomb-making components suppliers as Akkang Suraili Omaron, and, Mardan Dammang Jamasali who were arrested in buy-bust …