Iturralde kidnap suspect nabbed Print
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:36

An Abu Sayyaf bandit tagged in the foiled kidnapping of the brother of Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde was apprehended during a raid in Manggal Drive, Baliwasan Grande yesterday morning.

The suspect was identified as Mansul Radalan aka Bentong, 37, married.

According to a report from the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO,) the suspect was arrested after police operatives conducted a search on the suspect’s residence for illegal possession of explosives.

Police were also able to confiscate a rifle grenade launcher and a container filled with ammonium nitrate with blasting cap, concrete nails and fluid oil.

Radalan was involved in the 2015 foiled kidnapping of Dr. Armando Iturralde at his clinic cum residence in Barangay Talon Talon.  Iturralde is the brother of Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde.

Police also said that Radalan and his group were planning to kidnap a Korean businessman in the city.

Radalan was detained at the Zamboanga City Police Office pending the filing of charges in court.  (Dan Toribio)