Police in the Philippines have actually arrested 41 Chinese and two Malaysian nationals in connection with the kidnapping of a 48-year-old Singaporean woman from the Solaire Casino Resort in Manila on Monday.
Philippines National police chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa berated detainees as they were paraded before TV cameras on Thursday.
Wu Yan, thought to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, was rescued by police from the condo in the city the following day.
Authorities said the suspects they detained were members of a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers. Eleven comparable instances have actually been reported since 2015, according to authorities.
‘The group was believed to be responsible for a variety of kidnapping incidents perpetrated against international nationals whom are high roller casino players in recent months,’ Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told regional reporters.
Nabbed for Ransom
According to Balmes, the victim had been losing heavily at Solaire’s VIP baccarat tables when she was ‘befriended’ by the two Malaysian suspects, whom lent her money to help keep playing.
They later invited Wu to another casino, but instead took her to a condo where she was physically forced and abused to record a ransom video clip. A copy of this video clip ended up being demonstrated to members of the family by having a demand for a sum that is undisclosed of to secure her release. Leer más