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Kidnapping of Chinese Teen Foiled in Taguig: Two Suspects Arrested

Kidnapping Chinese Teen

Two men have been apprehended in connection with the kidnapping of a Chinese teen in Taguig City, a crime thwarted by swift police action. Here are some details according to the report of The Philippine Star.

Details of the Incident

On Monday, Erwin Angeles and Richard Mendoza allegedly abducted a 19-year-old Chinese national after “Izzy,” a woman using a messaging app, lured him. The victim agreed to meet Izzy at a fast-food restaurant in Barangay Tuktukan, and from there, Izzy and accomplices took him to a house in Barangay Sta. Ana.

At the house, five men reportedly assaulted the victim, blindfolded him, and restrained him. The perpetrators then demanded a ransom of P5 million from the victim’s father. Following negotiations, the parties reduced the ransom to P1.1 million.

The perpetrators arranged the transaction at a mall in Bonifacio Global City, where they exchanged the ransom for the victim’s release. Subsequently, the perpetrators transported the victim to Angono, Rizal, where he promptly alerted the authorities.

Kidnapping Chinese Teen

Legal Proceedings

Upon receiving the report, the Southern Police District launched a rapid follow-up operation that led to the arrest of Angeles and Mendoza in Barangay Sta. Ana on Tuesday morning. The victim positively identified them as part of the group involved in his kidnapping.

Angeles and Mendoza are facing charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention. They also face violations of Republic Act 10591 for possessing an illegal firearm—a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition—that authorities seized during their arrest.

Furthermore, authorities continue to pursue leads to apprehend the remaining suspects involved in the kidnapping plot.

This incident underscores the vigilance of law enforcement in responding to such crimes swiftly and effectively. It ensures the safety and security of residents and visitors alike in Taguig City.

Read Also: 10 Chinese Nationals Arrested in Parañaque Kidnapping Case

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