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Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Basilan

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 12:15 PM December 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) charged with multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder was arrested by police operatives in Basilan early Friday morning, a PNP spokesperson said.

Commander Kule Mamagong was arrested in Barangay (village)Tandun Ahas, Basilan City, Basilan around 2:15 a.m., Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz said in a text advisory.

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Mamagong was believed to have been under the leadership of the late Abdurajak Janjalani and was allegedly involved in a bombing incident in Kidapawan City in 2006.

The warrant of arrest for Mamagong was issued by Regional Trial Court, 12th Judicial Region in Kidapawan City in 2006.

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The suspect has been brought to Zamboanga City for documentation and proper disposition, Cruz said.

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