3rd kidnapper falls in Sibugay PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 August 2016 11:49

Another member of an Abu Sayyaf linked kidnap group was arrested in Zamboanga Sibugay last Wednesday morning.

Sabtal Taha was arrested in Barangay Tenan, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay around 10:30 a.m. by arrested by operatives of the Sibugay Provincial Public Safety Company led by Supt.  William Gadayan, company commander togethwr with ZSBPPO-PIB, RIU-9 IG, RID-9, MAPIO-ZCO, 44th IB PA, RPSB9 and Ipil Municipal police under the supervisor of Sr. Supt. Cleve Taboso, provincial director.

The arrest was carried out  on the strength of a warrant for frustrated murder with case number 14749 and attempted murder with case number 14748, dated February 22, 2011.

Taha is a member of “Barahama Ali Criminal Gang” and under Hasim Calon alias Ging-Ging, sub-leader of the group, who was arrested last Sunday in the same place.

The group was behind in the series of kidnappings and extortions involving prominent personalities.

Taha was linked to a series of robbery-holdups along the national in Ipil and the burning of the Provincial Public Safety Company patrol vehicle during a shootout in Barangay Tenan last May 2,  2015.

Calon and Marjuk Dacula of the same group were arrested last Sunday and Monday during operations. – Dan Toribio