Suspected Maute-linked Indonesian held at Camp Crame
The Indonesian national with alleged ties with the ISIS-linked Maute Group was brought to Camp Crame for detention, police said Thursday.
Muhammad Ilham Syahputra arrived in Manila late evening on Wednesday, Philippine National Police deputy spokesperson Superintendent Chai Madrid said.
The suspect was taken to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for booking procedures.
Syaputra was arrested on Wednesday morning by members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team in Brgy. Luksadatu, Marawi City.
Senior Supt. John Guyguyon, chief of the Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office, said that the suspect was carrying a grenade when he was arrested.
He said that the suspect also admitted to being an IS militant who came to the Philippines in 2015, and even participated in various operations. /je
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