Police rescue Chinese national kidnapped by fellow Chinese
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) has rescued a Chinese national allegedly kidnapped by four other compatriots after failing to pay his debt.
The PNP-AKG on Tuesday identified the victim as Li Bo, 29, who is staying in the country as a tourist.
According to a report from the PNP-AKG, the victim was forcibly taken to a cab by his abductors at around 2 a.m. on June 20 while he was waiting for a ride at the lobby of a resort and casino complex in Parañaque City.
He was later brought to a condominium also in Parañaque, where he was allegedly beaten by his captors several times.
Police said the victim owes the suspect some P200,000 with a five-percent interest per day. During his ordeal, he managed to send, through a messaging app, his exact location to one of his friends, who then reported the incident to the PNP-AKG.
Operatives of the PNP-AKG then launched an operation at the condominium and successfully rescued the victim at around 7 p.m. on June 22.
Police also arrested the victim’s alleged abductors, namely Yalong Ding, Mingmeng Zhang, Leilei Fang, and Quishun Li.
The suspects were brought to the office of the PNP-AKG at Camp Crame. They later went through inquest proceedings led by a senior assistant prosecutor of the Department of Justice for the crime of kidnapping for ransom with serious illegal detention. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
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