MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command (AFP-Wesmincom) filed a criminal complaint at the Department of Justice (DOJ) against a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf terror group.
Milham Saham, 24 years old, was arrested on September 6 by the military last week in Sulu after he was caught transporting explosives and a bomb-making device. The complaint filed by the military is for rebellion and illegal possession of explosives.
Following procedure, Saham underwent inquest proceedings at the DOJ on Monday before Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Clarisa Kuong.
Saham is believed to be a member of the Radullan Sahiron faction of the Abu Sayyaf and was arrested at a military checkpoint in Barangay Buhanginan, Patikul in Sulu. Seized from Saham were improvised explosive devices (IEDs), ammunition nitrate fuel with detonating cord, electrical wires, electrical tapes and a circuit assembly.
Saham is detained at the AFP Custodial Detention Center at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City, with preliminary investigation set on September 15. – Rappler.com