The Philippines’ AKG has arrested eight Chinese nationals for attempting a Kidnapping on their own countrymen. The incident is reported to have been taken place at the waiting area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Explaining the arrest of Chinese nationals at the airport, Col. Jonnel Estomo, director of the PNP-Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG), said the eight Chinese and their alleged Filipino cohort, identified as 44-year old Jesus Solinap, Jr. was collared by responding policemen who spotted the suspects trying to force their victim into a car at the Bay 14 of NAIA Terminal 3.
The eight people arrested are Xin Zao, 27; Changlin Pang, 23; Yugi Cheng, 20; Shing Ke Zang, 20; Huan Liu, 27; Shao Ling Nie, 23; Yuhang Huang 23; and Siguo Gan, 27. The arrested are temporary residents in Libis, Quezon City.
Earlier in the year in August, the Philippines anti-gambling group (AKG) foiled a gambling debt kidnapping trap and arrested four Chinese nationals in Parañaque City.
According to Philippine’s national news agency, the incident started when the victim played in a casino in Parañaque City on Saturday evening. When the victim lost, a member of a casino loan shark group approached him and offered a PHP200,000 loan for 20 percent interest, which the victim agreed to take.
But while the victim was already on a losing streak in playing baccarat, one of the suspects approached him and demanded that they go out of the casino.
Amidst rise in gambling-related kidnappings, AKG has already announced to set up satellite offices in key areas to curb the menace of casino-related kidnappings