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Vice-mayor linked to Davao City blast

The local official recently arrested for alleged involvement in illegal drugs is reportedly being linked to the deadly Davao City bombing that claimed the lives of at least 14 people.

Abdul Wahab Sabal, vice mayor of Talitay town in Maguindanao, was arrested last Thursday as soon as he stepped out of the Awang airport in Datu Odin Sinsuat.

However, a top police official said the allegation on Sabal’s involvement in the Davao City bombing is still being verified and that only a case on illegal drugs was filed against the vice mayor.

“We received information of his links in the Davao bombing, but this is just information. It is yet to be validated,” said the police source.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said authorities as looking at the possibility that narco-politicians could be behind the Davao incident that also wounded at least 70 innocent victims.

Allegedly, students of slain international terrorist Marwan are being funded by narco-politicians to bolster their bombing activities.

Sabal and three other suspects are now in the custody of the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) in Camp Crame.

Sabal and his brother Montasir who is the mayor of Talitay were recently named by President Duterte as politicians allegedly involved in illegal drugs. (Aaron Recuenco)