Police arrested a suspected member of Daulah Islamiyah Terrorist Group in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City.
Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, Quezon City Police District chief, identified the suspect as Kevin Madrinan, also known as Ibrahim Abdullah Madriñan and Ibrahim Khalil Al-Guraba, 33, of Barangay Malabanan, Biñan, Laguna.
The Criminal Investigation and Detection, headed by Major Elmer Monsalve, had received information from the Philippine National Police’s Intelligence Group that the suspect was involved in gun running.
On Sept. 19 at about 4:50 p.m., an entrapment operation was conducted on the corner of Atherton Street and Burbank Street, North Fairview Subdivision, Barangay North Fairview.
The suspect was caught red-handed while selling an unlicensed cal.45 pistol with high-capacity magazine and seven live ammunition for P60,000 to a police undercover.
Aside from the buy-bust money, also seized from the suspect was a fragmentation grenade.
Montejo said Madrinan was a balik-Islam and affiliated with the DITG designated as contact person or liaison in Luzon of DITG members coming from Maguindanao under Esmail Abdulmalik with aliases of Abu Turaife and Salahuddin Hasan and Abu Salman, and Mudzrimar Sawadjaan, alias Mundi or Abu Marwan.
He said the arrested suspect was responsible in locating and providing safe haven for DITG members and logistics after the arrest of Datu Omar Palte Jr. or Allan Palty last Jan. 1, 2020 in Fairview.
He added the suspect was also in charge of recruiting Islam converts and sending them to Mindanao for military training and Jihad exposure, and that he was associated to Arnel Flores Cabintoy or Abu Musab and Feliciano Manas Sulayao Jr. or Abu Muslim, both members of the Daulah Islamiyah-Sawadjaan Group, who were arrested on June 15, 2019 in Tandang Sora Avenue.