Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Maute Arrested

CAYAMORA Maute. Photo courtesy ARJOY M. CENIZA Inquirer
CAYAMORA MAUTE a suspected member of the Maute Group was intercepted and arrested 10 o clock in the morning of June 6, 2017, by the Joint AFP/PNP elements at Task Force Davao Checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril Davao City.

Maute, the father of the notorious Maute brothers involved in the Marawi incident is with his daughter Norjannah Maute and three others when the apprehension was made.

They were riding on a black toyota grandia bearing plate number MES 219 when they attempted to pass the established checkpoint.

Accordingly, the searching troops is in doubt of a certain thing being concealed in a pile of clothes inside a van that prompted them to conduct thorough search which eventually led to the arrest of the suspect. He was identified via a photo gallery posted in the checkpoint.

During his apprehension he is in possession of several identification cards with fictitious names. Also in their possession is a cash worth 363,000 pesos, a pistol and an improvised explosive device."

Maute together with his four companions were brought to Davao City Police Station for custodial de briefing.

"This is a big blow to the Maute Group, the arrest is a manifestation that they can not run away from the long arm of the law. We appreciate the vigilance and alertness of cooperation of the public of our troops that led to their apprehension." BGen Gilbert I. Gapay, Spokesperson Easter Mindanao Command said during the press briefing.

Following are the identity of the apprehended.

1. Norhana Balawag Maute (daughter of Cayamora)

2. Kongan Alfonso Balawag (2nd wife of Cayamora & mother of Norhana)

3. Aljon Salazar Ismael (driver)

4. Benzarali I Tingao.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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