Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Abu Sayyaf man arrested in Basilan hospital

From the Philippine News Agency (Apr 10): Abu Sayyaf man arrested in Basilan hospital

Policemen arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) while seeking medical treatment at a hospital in Basilan province, the police reported Tuesday.

Supt. Restituto Pangusban, Isabela City police chief, identified the arrested ASG member as Pangamdas Tanjil alias Torotoy Abbas, 35, of Tuburan town, Basilan.

Pangusban said Tanjil was arrested at around 10 a.m. Tuesday at a hospital in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province.

Pangusban said Tanjil was arrested following information that the latter was taken to the hospital for medication after he figured in a vehicular accident few days ago in Tuburan town.

He said Tanjil has standing warrant of arrest for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention issued by the court in Basilan province.

He said Tanjil has been implicated in several kidnapping incidents that occured in Basilan province the past years.

Pangusban said the suspect, who sustained non-life threatening injury, was taken to the Basilan court for inquest proceeding and was committed to the provincial jail of Basilan.


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