Joint intelligence efforts of the NCRPO together with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) , Regional Intelligence Unit , National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) and Joint Task Force NCR successfully identified the financial conduit of the Daulah Islamiyah during the implementation of Search Warrant in Parañaque City on June 26, 2020 at about 12:26 am.
The operation stemmed from confirmed reports regarding the presence of members of Daulah Islamiyah’s financial conduit in Parañaque City that started sometime in November 2019.
Records show that joint operatives of NCRPO together with IG-RHQ; NSU NCR (CIDG and RIU); NICA and JTF-NCR, AFP implemented a Search Warrant issued by Judge Noemi J Balitaan of RTC Branch 258 of Parañaque City at Blk 5, Lot 4, Annex 46, Better Living, Brgy. Don Bosco, Parañaque City.
Investigation reports indicate that upon arrival of the NCRPO operatives, the suspects immediately fired shots, resulting in armed encounter where four of the suspects were killed.
The four suspects were identified as follows:
1. Merhama Abdul Sawari AKA Mheng who served as the Finance and Logistics facilitator;
2. Bensaudi Sali AKA Boy;
3. Rasmin A Hussin AKA Boscon; and
4. Jamal Kalliming AKA Pando.
Recovered and seized Items in the crime scene were various hand guns, explosive devices and records of financial transactions.
They were tagged as a financial conduit of Daesh-East Asia because of their established connection with Daulah Islamiyah bomb expert and sub-leader Mundi Sawadjaan @Abu Marwan, one of the key planners of the twin bombing at the Jolo Cathedral in Sulu by Indonesian couple on January 27, 2019.
Sawari was the facilitator of financial support coming from Sulawesi, Indonesia.
“The NCRPO will continue to intensify its intelligence efforts, police operations and coordination with other agencies to apprehend terrorist groups conducting operations in NCR.” PMGEN SINAS emphasized.