Slain Abu Sayyaf sub-leader tagged in Taiwanese’s kidnap, drugs
ZAMBOANGA CITY — A suspected Abu Sayyaf sub-leader was killed in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday morning.
Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, said Buchoy Hassan, alias Black or Bucoy, was killed after resisting arrest by the police and military in the village of
Hassan was allegedly a sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf group.
Petinglay said troops recovered an M16 rifle, five speedboats and several outboard engines from his house.
Hassan, 48, was allegedly involved in the abduction of Taiwanese national Chang An Wei from the Pom Pom Island Resort in Sabah in November 2013. He allegedly used his share of the ransom to finance his illegal drugs trade in the towns of Sibutu, Sipangkot and Bongao, all in Tawi-Tawi. SFM/rga
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