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Wanted ASG member nabbed in Zamboanga

An Abu Sayyaf Group member with a P600,000 reward for his capture and is wanted by authorities for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of six Jehovah’s Witnesses members in Patikul, Sulu in 2002 and 21 foreign and local tourists in Sipadan, Malaysia in 2000 was arrested in Zamboanga City Thursday.

Senior Supt. Billy Tamayo, chief of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region, identified the suspect as Bads Adjam, alias “Pa Malod” and “Abu Jihad.”

In his report to Chief Supt. Roel B. Obusan, acting director of the PNP-CIDG, operatives composed of the CIDG-NCR and Naval Intelligence Security Group-Western Mindanao apprehended the suspect in Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City.

Obusan said Adjam was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest for kidnapping and serious illegal detention with ransom issued by the Regional Trial Court 9th Judicial Region, Branch 4, in Parang, Sulu. (Francis T. Wakefield)