Military nabs suspect in Basilan kidnapping

Noning Antonio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2017 09:48 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Authorities have arrested one suspect in the abduction of of a ship captain and an engineer in the southern Philippines.

The armed suspect was wounded after he resisted arrest, said Col. Juvy Max Uy, Basilan Task Force Commander.

Roro-9 ship captain Aurelio Agcac and chief engineer Laurencio Tan were taken by armed suspects near Sibago Island on Thursday.

The three speedboats that were reportedly used in the abduction were recovered by the military in Muhammad Adjul town, Uy said.