Wife of Marwan arrested in Lanao del Norte

/ 01:27 PM February 25, 2018

The five persons arrested by authorities in two separate raids on Sunday, Feb. 25 inside the CIDG office in Cagayan de Oro City. From left: SPO4 Andy Atta and his wife Lorilie, Romeo Dongon, Norein Santos, and Juromee Dongon, who is reportedly the wife of slain Malaysian terrorist Zulfikli bin Hir, alias “Marwan.” (Photo by Jigger J. Jerusalem)

(Updated) The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday arrested the wife of slain Malaysia terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir or Marwan.

Juromee Dongon was arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday during a raid at Purok, Tubod, Lanao Del Norte.


The arrest was in connection with her suspected terror activities.

Aside from Dongon, arrested were her sisters Lorelie Atta and Norein; as well as Lorelie’s husband, Senior Police Officer 4 (SPO4) Andy Atta; and Romeo Dongon, father of Juromee, Lorelie, and Norein.


Confiscated from Juromee, Lorelei, and Andy were bomb components such 6 blasting caps, one blasting cap assembly, and 4 feet electrical detonating cord; one fragmentation grenade; PNP issued 9mm Glock 17 and three pieces magazine for 9mm Glock 17; and 37 pieces live ammunition for 9mm caliber.

On the other hand, confiscated from Romeo and Norein were one unit of .45 caliber pistol, one piece magazine for .45 caliber, 3 pieces cartridges for .45 caliber, one fragmentation grenade M61, one empty blasting cap, detonating cord, and gadgets.

Romeo and Norein were arrested in a separate operation also on Sunday at 5:41 a.m. at Sitio Tinago Brgy. San Juan, Baroy also in Lanao Del Sur.

Photo from PNP

All five will be facing a case for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.

The raid that led to Joromee Dongon’s arrest was the second conducted by authorities against suspected terrorists hiding in Lanao del Norte.

On February 8, three suspected Maute members were also killed in Pantar, Lanao del Norte With reports from Divina Suson, Richel Umel from INQUIRER Mindanao/je

Updated on Feb 25, 2018 @ 8:49 p.m.


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