MANILA (DWDD) – Authorities arrested two Big Tine Drug Distributors in Saranggani and members of a local terrorist group.
Captured by members of the Joint Task Group Gen San and PDEA Region 12 are brothers Faroon Lumatao, 35 years old, and Alhotabby Lumatao, 36 years old, in Barangay Kanalo, Maasim, Sarangani .
Recovered from the suspects were 40 grams of Shabu, a rifle grenade, a hand grenade, a 40mm grenade launcher, ammunitions, bank deposit slips, cheque , savings account passbook and cash of unspecified amount.
The arresting team also recovered a flag of ISIS, proving that the brothers are members of the local terror group Al Khalifa Philippines, that are supporting the Maute terror group in Marawi and Lanao Del Sur.
According to the report of PDEA 12 Chief Gil Castro, the Lumatao brothers are alleged protectors of the El Patron Drug Group that operates within South and Central Mindanao.
The Lumatao duo are now facing charges of violating the Dangerous Drugs Act and Illegal Possession of Ammunition and Explosives. AES/ALS/Photos courtesy of PDEA-12