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First kidnapping in world's fastest growing piracy hot spot in 18 months | Video

The Sulu and Celebes Seas, spanning the waters around Indonesia, Malaysia's eastern Sabah state and the Philippines, were until recently, the world's fastest growing piracy hot spot. The area had been notorious for a spate of kidnap-for-ransom activities by militants from the Abu Sayyaf extremist group, but increased security saw the number of abductions fall. Buena Bernal reports.

First kidnapping in world's fastest growing piracy hot spot in 18 months | Video

23 Oct 2018 01:54am
The Sulu and Celebes Seas, spanning the waters around Indonesia, Malaysia's eastern Sabah state and the Philippines, were until recently, the world's fastest growing piracy hot spot. The area had been notorious for a spate of kidnap-for-ransom activities by militants from the Abu Sayyaf extremist group, but increased security saw the number of abductions fall. Buena Bernal reports.

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