Police rescue Taiwanese woman; nab two Chinese for kidnapping

enablePagination: false
maxItemsPerPage: 10
maxPaginationLinks: 10

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 21) – Police rescued a Taiwanese woman who was kidnapped by seven Chinese nationals, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Monday.

Based on the report sent to NCRPO director Brig. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez, victim Wang Hui-Xin, 35, was kidnapped by seven Chinese nationals and brought to a house in Victoneta North Subdivision, Barangay Potrero in Malabon City last Aug. 14.

The victim was invited by her friend named "Axin" to meet in Malate, Manila. But the meeting did not happen as she was abducted by the Chinese nationals.

She was blindfolded and brought to Oak Street, Victoneta North, Barangay Potrero, Malabon City onboard a private vehicle.

Nartatez said the Malabon City Police received information on Aug. 18 from a concerned male Taiwanese national who refused to be identified regarding the abduction of the victim.

The Taiwanese informant shared that the victim was detained at the aforementioned place as traced through the location of the Global Positioning System of the victim's phone.

Acting on the information, Malabon police proceeded to the place which resulted in the rescue of the victim and arrest of two of the seven suspects on Sunday.

Nartatez identified the suspects as Zheng Xi Lin, 34, and Ma Pun Xin, 36.

The victim claimed she was raped twice by the suspects' leader on August 18.

She was also forced to transfer thousands of US dollars to the suspect's account in a series of transactions: $71,428 (₱4,010,825); $21,805 (₱1,224,394); $20,000 (₱1,123,040); $1,000 (₱56,152); and $10,000 (₱561,520).

The suspects are now under police custody.