2 Chinese ‘kidnap victims’ rescued
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese who claimed they were detained by their captors at a police station in Muntinlupa City were rescued in Las Piñas, police said yesterday.

Mao Lina, 19, and Zhu Yong Jun, 20, both workers of an online gaming firm in Muntinlupa, were rescued at a house in Barangay Almanza Dos last Friday, AKG director Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said.

Estomo said policemen launched the operation based on a tip from another kidnapped Chinese, who was reportedly released after paying ransom.

Arrested during the operation was Saturnino Matias, 37, who kept guard on the victims.

The victims told probers they were kidnapped in Makati on Nov. 26  by Michael Chan and two Filipinos claiming to be policemen.

Chan and his cohorts allegedly seized the victims whom he accused of stealing P1.2 million from their company.

The suspects then brought the victims to a police station in Barangay Alabang where they stayed for over 21 hours before they were taken to Las Piñas the following day.

Authorities said they were checking if the victims were detained at the Muntinlupa police station. 

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