Marwan's widow arrested in Lanao del Norte

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Juromee Dongon (leftmost), the widow of Zulkifli Bin Hir – aka Marwan –was arrested along with four others in Lanao del Norte Sunday.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 25) ­— The widow of one of Asia's top terrorists has been arrested.

Juromee Dongon, the widow of Zulkifli Bin Hir – aka Marwan – was apprehended on Sunday in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

This was confirmed by the Philippine National Police - Police Regional Office in Region 10.

Separate joint operations led to Dongon's arrest as well as four family members:

  • SPO4 Andy Atta - brother-in-law
  • Lorlie Atta - sister
  • Romeo Dongon - father
  • Norein Santos - sister

Authorities alleged all were found to have violated Republic Act No. 10591 for the illegal possession of firearms, and Republic Act No. 9516 for the illegal possession of explosives. They said appropriate charges would be filed.

Found in their possession were grenades, blasting caps, guns, and magazines among others.

Marwan, Juromee's husband, was killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in January 2015.

Forty-four members of the Philippine National Police's Special Action Force were also killed in the encounter.

Juromee Dongon is also the sister of Abu Sayyaf member Reneer Lou Dongon, the husband of police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza who was revealed to be working with the Abu Sayyaff Group in 2017.

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Military intelligence and reports also revealed that Juromee was married to Abu Sayyaff leader Khadaffy Janjalani, who died in a military encounter in 2006.