Another suspect in Maguindanao massacre falls in S. Philippines

15:53, August 06, 2010      

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Philippine police officers on Thursday arrested another suspect in the Maguindanao massacre, officials told reporters on Friday.

The suspect, Butukan Malang, also known Datukan Malang Salibo, was captured during a raid at his hideout in the village of Bagan in the town of Guindulungan in Maguindanao province in Southern Philippines, Chief Superintendent Bienvenido Latag, police director in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said.

Latag said the group is now coordinating with their office in Manila, Philippines' capital, for the transfer of the suspect. Since the brutal massacre happened in November 2009, at least 60 of the 196 suspects in the killing have already been detained.

Among those who are already in the custody of the government awaiting trial are former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr., his sons, former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and Zaldy Ampatuan, the former governor of the ARMM.

The brutal murder of 57 people, including the wife of Ampatuan rival and current Maguindanao Governor Ismael Mangudadatu, his sisters, supporters and at least 30 journalists in November 2009 grabbed international and local headlines and had been tagged as the worst election-related violence.

Source: Xinhua


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