Authorities successfully saved a Malaysian kidnap victim during a rescue operation in Biñan City, Laguna yesterday.
The Malaysian kidnap victim was identified as Wong Jun Chuan, 26, a married man, and a resident of Pasay City.
According to Laguna Provincial Police Office (PPO) Director of Police Colonel Eleazar Matta, it was around 2:30 pm when they rescued the foreigner from its kidnappers.
Abductors brought the Malaysian to Brgy. San Francisco, Biñan City. Suspects robbed the victim first in front of a casino in Parañaque City at 8.30 pm on September 21.
Officials identified that a loan shark syndicate was behind the kidnapping incident. The syndicate would target players who lost money in the casino gambling. They would kidnap the victim and ask ransom money from their families.
Police investigate whether a casino financier was involved in the syndicate where the victim owed money.
The victim was able to escape by jumping off the wall and running until he could get help from security guard Jason Recalde. The guard turned over him to the Special Reaction Unit patrolling the area.
7 Chinese nationals arrested in NAIA for attempted kidnapping
PNP-Aviation Group personnel arrested 7 Chinese nationals for allegedly trying to abduct a fellow Chinese at NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City, September 21.
Authorities identified the suspects as Jhong Ruei Yu, Zhang Lee, Yang Shuwen, Wei Chong, Ziu Cheng, Chen Xian, and Qi Long.
Through an interpreter, the attempted abduction was discovered, and the suspects were then placed in PNP-AKG custody in Camp Crame, Quezon City.