Saturday, December 31, 2011

PNP: SAF arrest ASG member wanted for 2007 Marines beheading

An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member wanted for the beheading of 11 Marines in 2007 was arrested in Barangay Kumaralang, Isabela City by police Special Action Force (SAF) personnel in Basilan.
 
The suspect, whom Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr. identified the suspect as Boy Abdulphata aka "Boy Pahta" who is also wanted for the Dos Palmas kidnapping.
 
Abdulphata was taken into custody on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Basilan Judge Leo Jay Prinsipe of the Isabela City regional trial court.
 
The PNP SAF and Regional Office in Western Mindanao have the suspect detained at a location Cruz did not specifiy in his text message. — ELR, GMA News
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