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Police: Another Sayyaf member falls in Zamboanga City

A Joint team from the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Intelligence Unit of the Philippine Air Force arrested a sub-commander of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Tuesday night in Zamboanga City.
In his report to CIDG chief Police Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr., Region 9 CIDG chief Police Senior Superintendent Generoso Bonifacio identified the suspect as Abdulhan Ussih, alias Jeron, 28, a resident of Vajada Meramar, Sinunoc, Zamboanga City.
Citing the report, Pagdilao said Ussih is the third ASG member who fell the hands of the joint PNP-CIDG-AFP operating units following the arrest of Harun Jaljalis alias Abu Indal in Basilan last January 26 and Sonny Bakim Barahim alias Abu Ismael of Isabela City, Basilan last January 17.
Ussih, also known as the “Black Tungkang,” was arrested inside the Zamboanga Public Market around 6 p.m. by virtue of an arrest warrant for alleged kidnapping and serious illegal detention.

According to the report, Ussih was a sub-commander of ASG-Sulu leader Radulan Sahiron, alias Putol.

Bonifacio also said that from 2001 to 2003, Ussih served as the liaison officer for food supplies.
He added Ussih is on the list of most wanted persons for national level category and has a bounty of P3.3-million for his arrest by virtue of the Joint Order of the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) number 15-2011.
Ussih is now under the custody of the CIDG in Zamboanga City, he said.
The CIDG’s aggressive campaign against most wanted persons is in response to  PNP Chief Police Director General Nicanor A Bartolome's directive for police to account for notorious wanted persons, Bonifacio said.

From February 1 to present, the CIDG has made a total of 87 arrests of wanted persons, 16 of them were involved in heinous crimes.
Pagdilao credited the speedy arrests of many of the wanted persons by the CIDG to the creation of the Community Investigative Support (CIS), the group’s community volunteer organization.
GMA News Online
February 15, 2012 1:04pm


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