Kidnap Watch

Cops save Chinese kidnapped by compatriots over unpaid debt

Chinese kidnap victim Li Bo, 29, was rescued by police June 22 from his abductors. Police also arrested the victim’s alleged abductors: Yalong Ding, Mingmeng Zhang, Leilei Fang, and Quishun Li. Li, a tourist, allegedly was kidnapped after failure to repay a gambling debt of P200,000 with a five-percent interest per day. He was forced …

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Chinese suspect nabbed for kidnap of Chinese-Australian

A Chinese national suspected of kidnapping a Chinese-Australian in Manila was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group on May 28. Police rescued Chen Jianting, 29, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on May 27. He was kidnapped by five Chinese nationals on May 24 from a high-end casino in Manila …

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Indonesian captives rescued, one Malaysian captive killed in Sulu

One of two Indonesian captives of the Abu Sayyaf rescued by government troops died during an encounter in an island village in Banguingui town off Sulu. Malaysian captive Jari Abdullah, who was with the two Indonesian hostages, was also shot while trying to escape during an encounter between the military and the Abu Sayyaf. He …

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MRPO warns of increase in kidnap, murder of Chinese nationals

The number of casino-related kidnapping, torture, extortion and murder is increasing, the Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order warned. Chinese national Lu Qiang died from head injury on Feb. 27 after being released by abductors due to gambling debts. On Feb. 24, the body of Charlie Chua was recovered in Cavite. His kidnappers demanded …

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4 Chinese kidnappers of Australian national caught

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 …

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2 kidnapped Chinese nationals rescued

Two kidnapped Chinese nationals were rescued in separate operations, the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported. The PNP-AKG said Kang Xintong’s mother received a call from the kidnappers using her son’s WeChat account. The mother, who is in China, said the kidnappers first demanded RMB50,000 (P382,500) and another RMB20,000 (P153,000) after informing her that …

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