An attempt by a terrorist bomb expert to attack Manila was prevented by the Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday.
Malaysian terrorist Mohamas Amin, who had a $17,020 or 600,000 Philippine peso bounty, was presented in a press briefing by Chief Supt Roel Obusan, acting director of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) last Monday.
Amin was arrested at 4am on Saturday by joint operatives from the Anti-Transnational Crimes Unit (ATCU) of the CIDG and the PNP Intelligence Group in a raid in Quezon City.
The CIDG believes all three had links with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu, an extremist terrorist group in the Philippines.
Authorities found a fragmentation grenade, several rounds of ammunition, various identification cards, a blue print of a condo mall in Quezon City and a cellular phone. They refused to name the condo where Amin and others were arrested to prevent panic.
Amin will also be charged with violations of Article 78 of the Revised Penal Code for concealing his true identity.