Manila, Dec. 7 -- A joint military and police team has arrested a fugitive and seized high-powered firearms with ammunition in a law enforcement operation in Basilan province, a top military official announced Saturday.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, identified the suspect as Hadji Maruan Naser, 47, a native of Tongkil, Sulu.

Sobejana said Nasir was arrested Wednesday in a law enforcement operation by way of service of a warrant of arrest in Barangay Balanting, Tabuan Lasa, Basilan province.

He said Nasir has a standing warrant of arrest for the crimes of robbery with homicide issued on Nov. 25, 2019, by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch Judge Leo Principe of Isabela City, Basilan.

He said the a...