Police officers rescued a Malaysian woman who was kidnapped and held for ransom by a Chinese-Malaysian man and his Filipino accomplice, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Wednesday (14 September).
PNP chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) have identified the suspects as 28-year-old Justine Alaraz and Chinese-Malaysian national 29-year-old Chan Yong Howe.
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The victim, 35-year-old Lim Voon Phei arrived in the Philippines on 9 September and was scheduled to meet a man named Jerry, who she met through a dating app.
However, upon arriving, she was met by one of the suspects, who then took her to a house in Carmona, Cavite where she was detained.
“Using a chatting application, the victim was able to send messages to her family asking for a PHP300,000 ransom which is around RM26,000 to free her. At the same time, she was able to send descriptions of her captors and the vehicle used by the suspects,” Azurin said at a press conference.
Members of the PNP-AKG and the Aviation Security Group (AVSEGROUP) intercepted the vehicle used by the suspects and rescued the victim in an operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
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He added that the woman is likely to be a victim of a human trafficking syndicate.
That must be so scary for her! We’re so glad she is now okay and safe!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat