MANILA — Authorities on Thursday arrested two Chinese nationals for abducting a compatriot who fell victim to a loan shark syndicate in Parañaque City.
Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, director of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) identified the suspects as Jiang Zhenqiang and Zhu Peijian, both 35, who were arrested at Seaside Drive in Barangay Tambo at around 1:45 a.m.
The arrest of the suspects led to the rescue of the victim Jiang Longgen, 32.
“The security personnel of the hotel were informed of the kidnapping and they immediately relayed the information to us, the reason behind the successful operation,” Estomo said in a press briefing.
AKG spokesperson, Maj. Ronaldo Lumactod, said the case is similar to a past modus operandi wherein Chinese loan sharks would offer loans to losing casino gamblers. (iamigo/sovereignph.com/PNA)