Kidnap Watch

4 Chinese kidnappers of Australian national caught

Police arrested four Chinese nationals for kidnapping an Australian national Jianting Chen on Feb. 20.

Anti-kidnapping operatives rescued an Australian national and arrested his four kidnappers in Makati City on Feb. 20.
Authorities identified the victim as 29-year-old Jianting Chen.
The Anti-kidnapping group (AKG) of the Philippine National Police said Rachel Ball, a member of the Australian police, informed them that the victim’s friend, Willian Choi, who is residing in Hong Kong, reported the kidnapping incident to the Australian embassy.
Chen reportedly message Choi that he was kidnapped, and that the kidnappers allegedly demanded RMB 200,000 in exchange for Chen’s freedom.
Police said Chen was kidnapped on Feb. 19 in Pasay City and was rescued the following day. Police arrested the four Chinese kidnappers identified as You Hua Wu, Zhao Ping Zheng, Hao Meng Li and Xue Zhao.
The suspects were turned over to the AKG for the temporary custody, and charged with kidnaping for ransom.