CRIMINAL charges were filed against men who recently abducted a dealer of cosmetic products in an east coast village in Zamboanga City, a top police official said.
Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge Angelito Casimiro said that kidnapping with serious illegal detention charges were filed last Monday against the suspects identified as Abdulhassan Yusop alias Bullet, and Alias Ray Santos.
The identities of the other five men remained unknown, said Casimiro.
The men were tagged as the ones who kidnapped Sabrina Ikabala Voon in the evening of February 19 in Calle Pohoc, Barangay Mercedes, 12.75 kilometers east of Zamboanga City.
Yusop was identified through the credentials he left at the office of a rent-a-car, as the getaway vehicle they used was a rented van with registered plate number GPH-851.
Casimiro said that tactical operations continue in a bid to establish the whereabouts of the hostage. He did not elaborate.
The men have ties with the Abu Sayyaf Group, which is operating in Zamboanga City and Basilan province, Casimiro added. (Bong Garcia)