Kidnap gang leader arrested in Sibugay PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 December 2014 11:42

Police have arrested a suspected leader of a kidnap-for-ransom-group (KFRG) based in Zamboanga Sibugay, an official disclosed Friday.

Senior Supt. Robert Roy Bahian, Zamboanga Sibugay police director, identified the arrested suspect as Hassim Calon also known as Ging Calon and Hussein Ali, a sub-leader of the “dreaded” Barahami Ali KFRG.

Bahian said Calon was arrested around 1 p.m. Thursday in his hideout in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Bahian said Calon is facing charges for kidnapping and serious illegal detention for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Joel Indino Jr., a resident of Ipil municipality.

Indino was kidnapped on January 29, 2011 and was freed on April 16 of the same year in the town of Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Bahian said Calon was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 31 Judge Josefino Bael of Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

He said Calon was turned over to the Provincial Investigation and Detective Management Branch (PIDMB) of his command for documentation and proper disposition.