Success Story
Success Story

Toting Craft Hanno

Convicted

Toting Craft Hanno is an Abu Sayyaf Group member who participated in the May 2001 Dos Palmas kidnapping incident.

On May 27, 2001, the ASG kidnapped three American citizens from the Dos Palmas Resort on Palawan in the Philippines. The three Americans were identified as Guillermo Sobero and Martin and Gracia Burnham, an American missionary couple. On June 11, 2001, the ASG spokesman, Abu Sabaya, claimed he had had Guillermo Sobero executed as a “birthday present” for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On October 7, 2001, a human skull was recovered from Basilan Island, which was found to be that of Guillermo Sobero. In June 2002, Martin Burnham died in the crossfire between the Filipino soldiers and the ASG; Gracia Burnham was injured, but was rescued and repatriated to the United States.

A reward of $100,000 was paid for information leading to Hanno’s arrest on January 6, 2005.