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Fisherman nabbed for kidnapping

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By Bong Garcia

A FISHERMAN implicated in a kidnapping case was arrested by government troops in the province of Zamboanga del Norte Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Matih Saluh Saing, 31, was arrested in a joint manhunt operation around 5:45 p.m. in Makiang, Siocon town.

Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula information officer, said a warrant of arrest for the crime of kidnapping with serious illegal detention was issued against Saing on September 28, 2018 by the court of Siocon.

She did not, however, disclose the identity of the alleged kidnapping victim. There were three kidnapping incidents over the past three years in Zamboanga del Norte.

The suspect was taken to Siocon District Hospital for medical examination and was detained at the town’s police station.

Saing was a resident of Balagonan village in Siocon.