MANILA — An Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member was captured by joint military and police forces in Zambonga Sibugay over the weekend.
The arrest took place at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc said.
He identified the arrested bandit as Bon Sarabpil.
Sarabpil was apprehended during law enforcement operations conducted by combined PNP intelligence units of Region 9 in coordination with elements from the Western Mindanao Command, in Poblacion, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Sarabpil also known as “Von” and “Kalbo” to his fellow rebels, is a member of the ASG Kidnap For Ransom Group (KFRG).
He was apprehended by virtue of the Warrant of Arrest docketed under CC Number 24270 for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention with Ransom issued in Zamboanga City.
The ASG bandit was involved in several kidnapping incidents in Basilan and Region 9 from 2009 to 2011 along with the group of Tuburan-Basilan based ASG-KFRG Montong Pula.