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2 suspected Abu Sayyaf members nabbed in Taguig and Manila

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THE NATIONAL Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) involved in the 2001 Golden Harvest Kidnapping case in Basilan. In a press release, NBI Director Dante A. Gierran identified those arrested as Ibno Ismael, also known as Abu Kodano, and Totoni Hairon. Mr. Ismael was nabbed in Maharlika, Taguig while Mr. Hairon in South Harbor at the Port Area in Manila. The two have standing arrest warrants issued by a Basilan court for eight counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the Golden Harvest case. NBI said Mr. Ismael went into hiding and worked as a construction worker while Mr. Hairon worked as security guard. They are currently being held at the NBI Detention Facility while awaiting their transfer to the Zamboanga City Jail. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas

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