Suspected Abu Sayyaf member working as security guard nabbed in Muntinlupa

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) — Authorities arrested last Wednesday a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf working as a security guard in an office building in Muntinlupa City.

Police said Friday they served an arrest warrant on Aldemar Murih Saiyari, who is accused of kidnapping and serious illegal detention.

Authorities said Saiyari posed as a private security guard with a fake license.

They added that the license of Blue Panthers, the security agency Saiyari was working for, has been expired since 2014. The security agency has been ordered by the police to stop operations in 2016 for failure to renew its license.

Saiyari is now under the custody of the Southern Police District in Taguig City, police said.

The police’s Civil Security Group has been monitoring all private security agencies and guards nationwide to make sure they are following the Commission on Elections ban on security details.

Another Abu Sayyaf member was also arrested in Quezon City last week.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Gerg Cahiles contributed to this report.