At 9:37 pm Wednesday, August 28, fugitive and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles surrendered to President Benigno Aquino III. Ordered arrested on August 14, she was wanted on charges of serious illegal detention arising from the alleged kidnapping of personal assistant and cousin Benhur Luy. It is a non-bailable offense. Napoles went into hiding until her surrender on Wednesday. President Aquino then turned over Napoles to the custody of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police Director-General Alan Purisima for processing and booking, a Palace statement said. Charges relating to the multi-billion pork barrel scam have yet to be filed against Napoles.
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