MANILA Authorities foiled a kidnapping attempt and arrested five suspects, including a Chinese national, in Makati City early Wednesday.
Maj. Gideon Ines, Makati Police Public Information Officer, identified the victim as Ma Zhi Rui, 36.
The suspects were identified as Zhaochun Chen alias Zhan Hao, 21; Mark Anthony PareAo, 39; John Muega, 24; Reyan Villanueva, 35; and Jose Marie Lavilla, 31.
Ines said the five suspects were arrested by Corporals Rene Boy Gonzales, Kay Razvi Quijano, Caren Medina, and Israel Ngeteg who were conducting patrols along Kalayaan corner Burgos St. in Barangay Poblacion at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
The policemen earlier noticed a commotion where a Chinese man was being dragged by the five suspects into the white Toyota Hiace van with conduction sticker VX-1750.
He said the cops accosted the suspects and immediately placed them under arrest. Suspect Chen, the police said, even tried to buy his way out by offering them PHO100,000 bribe.
The suspects were brought to the Makati City Police Station and are set to be charged with kidnapping and bribery. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency