MANILA - A top official of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was arrested by police authorities in Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City on Wednesday morning.
Philippine National Police - Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) spokesperson Chief Insp. Beth Jasmin identified the suspect as ASG commander Khair Mundos.
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has confirmed the news. "Dati nang na-arrest yan, itinalakas lang ng mga kasama niya," he said.
Mundos allegedly receives money from Al Qaeda to finance the Abu Sayyaf's terrorist activities.
Police said Mundos escaped from a jail in Kidapawan, Cotabato in 2007.
He is facing charges of multiple murder and frustrated murder.
Mundos has a P1.2-million bounty on his head. -- Report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM