• Abu Sayyaf member captured in Basilan


    AUTHORITIES on Monday arrested a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Lamitan City, Basilan. Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Senior Supt. Wilben Mayor, quoting reports from the field, said Jauhari Idris alias “Jal and Boy Tinik” was captured by a joint team of the 5th Special Action Battalion and the Special Action Force Regional Intelligence unit of the Western Mindanao Police office. Mayor said Idris has a standing warrant for kidnapping and serious illegal detention issued by the courts for his involvement in the siege of Lamitan City in the early 2000’s.


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