Police officers arrested a foreigner in Makati City for his involvement in the alleged kidnapping of a Philippine offshore gaming operator worker and her cousin.
The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group director Brigadier General Jonnel Estomo identified the suspect as Falendra alias Parker, an Indonesian national.
Estomo said agents conducted a rescue operation at a Makati building where Falendra was arrested and illegally detained Chinese national Xie Peiwu was rescued.
The operation was hatched after the PNP received a complaint from Xiong Lifei, who was also previously kidnapped by Falendra and his accomplices.
Based on Xiong’s complaint, three unidentified Chinese men, a Filipino driver and Falendra abducted her last June 18. On June 20, she managed to escape while her abductors were asleep.
A day after, she got a call from her uncle in China who said her cousin Xie was kidnapped by the same abductors.