PNP nabs suspected Iraqi terrorist in Pampanga

January 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM
PNP chief Bato dela Rosa presents suspected Iraqi terrorist Taha Mohamed Al-Jabouri at a press conference in Camp Crame after the latter's arrest in Pampanga on Sunday. PNA PHOTO BY AVITO C. DALAN

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has in its custody a suspected Iraqi terrorist with alleged ties with Middle East extremist groups, including the Hamas.

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday presented to the media the suspect Taha Mohamed Al-Jabouri, who was nabbed in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City in Pampanga on Sunday (January 21) morning.

Dela Rosa said the Philippine intelligence community received an alert from the Iraqi Embassy in Manila about the background of Al-Jabouri, 64, who arrived in the country last August 27, 2017 from Istanbul.

Dela Rosa presented Jabouri at a press conference in Camp Crame.