Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Troops nab Abu Sayyaf bandit wanted for kidnapping

ZAMBOANGA. Joint police and military forces on Thursday, December 27, arrested Ben Mungakay alias Boy Negro, 57, a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group’s Urban Terrorist Group, in a law enforcement operation in Curuan, Zamboanga City. (Contributed photo)

POLICE and military operatives have arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a carpenter nine years ago.

Ben Mungakay alias Boy Negro, 57, a suspected member of the ASG Urban Terrorist Group, was served a warrant for his arrest at around 4 a.m. Thursday in Curuan, around 50 kilometers east of Zamboanga City.

Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis Licup, Police Regional Office Zamboanga Peninsula regional director, said Mungakay is one of the followers of ASG sub-leader Marzan Ajijul. He was wanted for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.

Licup said Mungakay was involved in the kidnapping of Doroteo Gonzales on April 25,

2009 in the village of Buenavista.

Gonzales was beheaded after his family failed to pay the P25-million ransom for his safe release. The victim’s severed head was found on May 17, 2009 in the town of Al-Barka, Basilan province.

Licup said Mungakay was placed under the custody of the Police Station 2 of the Zamboanga City Police Office.


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