Abu Sayyaf leader Susukan transferred to Camp Crame

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Abu Sayyaf Group leader Anduljihad “Idang” Susukan arrived at Camp Crame in Quezon City early Saturday morning.

According to Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, spokesperson of the Philippine National Police, the plane carrying Susukan and his wife Nafrisa landed at Clark International Airport past 10:30 Friday night from Davao City.

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Susukan was directed to Camp Crame and underwent booking procedures and medical check-ups before being admitted to the PNP custodial center.

He will remain in police custody pending the court’s decision in his case on where he will be detained.

Abu Sayyaf leader Susukan has an arrest warrant for 23 murder cases, 5 cases of kidnapping and serious illegal detention, and 6 cases of frustrated murder.

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He is also wanted in Malaysia for kidnapping cases on the east coast of Sabah, and other crimes on Jolo island in Sulu.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Archie Gamboa thanked Moro National Liberation Front () chairman for handing over Susukan to the authorities.

“We thank Chairman Nur Misuari for facilitating the negotiation between the PNP headed by Police Col. Kirby John Kraft, Davao City Director, and Edang Susukan,” Gamboa said in a statement.

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Abu Sayyaf leader Susukan transferred to Camp Crame

Gamboa said Misuari handed over the Abu Sayyaf leader Susukan at MNLF chairman’s house located in a subdivision in Davao City.

Authorities said they initiated negotiation after receiving information that Susukan was brought to Davao City for medical treatment.

Before the negotiation, the PNP also informed Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, who offered her assistance to allow the Susukan’s turnover.

“The PNP immediately advised Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, who assured us of her full cooperation and assistance, to ensure the peaceful handover and orderly transfer of custody to proper authorities,” Gamboa said.

Intelligence sources said the Abu Sayyaf leader Susukan was flown to Davao City from the Jolo airport in Sulu on August 10 and was with Misuari.

Nur Misuari is a Moro revolutionary and politician, founder and leader of the Moro National Liberation Front.

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