ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police forces arrested suspected kidnappers in separate operations in Zamboanga City and Zamboanga del Sur, officials announced on Friday.
Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, a regional police spokesman, said members of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company and the Intelligence Section of Zamboanga City Police Office arrested Jamal Gonzales before he can flee to the town of Jolo in Sulu province.
Samuddin said Gonzales, a native of Pandami town in Sulu, was about to board the boat when policemen pounced on him at the pier. Gonzales is facing at least cases of kidnappings for ransom at the Regional Trial Court National Capital Judicial Region Branch 162 in Pasig City.
He said another kidnapper, Tingaraan Pamosogan, was also arrested in Zamboanga del Sur’s Tukuran town after police forces tracked down his hideout in the village Santo Niño.
Police linked Pamosogan to several kidnapping cases filed at the Branch 21 of the Regional Trial Court in Kapatagan town in Lanao Del Norte.