The continuous follow-up operation against the remaining two (2) ASG/KRFG members with aliases "Long" and "Darus" who were involved in kidnapping an Indonesian National were neutralized during the said follow-operation on March 23, 2021 at Brgy. Kalupag, Languyan, Tawi-Tawi.
Joint operating elements of Languyan MPS led by PLT ALDIN J NURHUSSIN and TTPMFC under the direct supervision of PD, TTPPO together with Tandubas MPS, 2nd Marine Brigade under Command Group JTFTT headed by COL NESTOR E NARAG JR PN (M), engaged in a firefight with the subject personalities at around 5:00 PM of March 23, 2021. Upon sensing the presence of the operating troops, the subjects fired towards them which prompted the latter to return fire and later on discovered both suspects sustained multiple gunshots which resulted to their neutralization.
Firearm confiscated from the suspects were One (1) M16 Rifle with defaced serial number, one (1) mag and twenty (20) rounds of ammos which is temporarily under the custody of the MBLT6, 2nd Marine Brigade, Philippine Marines, while the remains of two (2) ASG/KRFG members were turned-over to LGU Languyan for burial interment in accordance to Muslim tradition.
PBGEN Samuel P Rodriguez, RD, PRO BAR lauds this continuous display of excellence from the Tawi-Tawi PPO police force. This fortitude of Tawi-Tawi police force already yielded numerous success and exudes not just positivity and hope to the people of Tawi-Tawi but also to serve as a warning to the lawless elements of the island province of Tawi-Tawi that not a single crime will be left unnoticed and unresolved.