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, believed to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, was rescued by police from a condo in the city the following day.
Authorities stated the suspects they detained had been members of a loan-shark syndicate targeting high-rollers that are foreign. Eleven cases that are similar been reported since 2015, according to police.
‘The group ended up being believed to result in a number of kidnapping incidents perpetrated against foreign nationals who are high roller casino players in recent months,’ Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told local reporters.
Nabbed for Ransom
According to Balmes, the target had been losing heavily at Solaire’s VIP baccarat tables when she was ‘befriended’ by the two suspects that are malaysian who lent her money to keep playing.
They later invited Wu to another casino, but rather took her to an apartment where she was physically abused and forced to record a ransom video. A copy of this video ended up being proven to loved ones having a demand for an undisclosed amount of cash to secure her release.
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