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Alleged Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Basilan

/ 11:15 AM January 26, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines — Over a week after the arrest of an Abu Sayyaf member involved in kidnapping and murder, another fell prey to authorities in Basilan before dawn Thursday, a Philippine National Police official said.

Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr. said that Harun Jaljalis a.k.a Indal was arrested by police in Sitio (sub-village) Malvar, Barangay (village) Mahayahay Maluso, Basilan around 1 a.m.

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Cruz Jr said that a P350,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest.

He said that Jaljalis was allegedly involved in the beheading of a farmer at Golden Harvest plantation in Tairan Village, Lantawan, Basilan in June 2001 and also in the kidnapping of 50 elementary school children and teachers in Tumahubong, Basilan.

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He said that JalJalis was arrested in 2011 but released due to legal technicalities.

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