Abu Sayyaf in massacre of Basilan rubber plantation workers nabbed



MANILA, Philippines – A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group member tagged in the 2001 kidnapping and massacre case in Lamitan, Basilan was arrested Friday in Zamboanga City, a Philippine National Police official said.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said Jailani Basirul a.k.a. Bas, or Angkig was arrested by authorities along Valderoza Street in Zamboanga City around 7 a.m. by virtue of two warrants of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.

Authorities are investigating Basirul’s possible involvement in the kidnapping and massacre of Tahiran Rubber Plantation workers in Lamitan Basilan in 2001.

A P600,000 reward money was put up for his arrest, Cerbo said, adding that Basirul is temporarily detained at Region 9’s Regional Intelligence Unit office for debriefing and proper disposition.

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  • WeAry_Bat

    Reward money working well.

  • Dancing Bear

    Eye for an eye. In this case, head.

  • Jennie09268561243 Tallia

    Dalhin sa Maynila yan, posasan at barilin na…alam nyo na ang sasabihin, “nang agaw ng baril…”

  • go88

    let’s hope ‘he will try to escape’

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