ASG Member Wanted for Several Kidnappings Arrested in Imelda, Drugs Recovered

Written by PSUPT ROGELIO C ALABATA, Chief, RPIO9 on . Posted in News Release

Combined personnel from ZSBPPO Intelligence and Investigation Branches, RIU9 PNP-IG, Philippine Army 44th Infantry Battalion, ZSBPPO PPSC, Imelda MPS and Payao MPS conducted a law enforcement operation at about 4:00 in the afternoon of October 14, 2016.

This resulted in the arrest of a High Value Target drug personality identified as Marajol Sarani Taulani a.k.a. “Joel Gonzaga” in Barangay Poblacion, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay, an alleged Abu Sayyaf Group member. Subject person was arrested by virtue of arrest warrant for kidnapping and serious illegal detention with Criminal Case Numbers 3432, 3551, 3552, 3566, 3567, 3569, and 3570 issued by Presiding Judge Leo Jay T. Principe of 9th Judicial Branch 1, Isabela City, Basilan. Subject ASG member was responsible in the kidnapping of fifteen people at the Golden Harvest Plantation in Brgy Tairan, Lantawan, Basilan. Recovered from him were five sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as shabu. Arrested wanted person was listed as no. 5 in HVT drug personalities (Provincial Level) in Zamboanga Sibugay. Arrested person is now under police custody.

-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9