ARRESTED. Officials of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group on Wednesday (July 8, 2020) present two foreigners (left) who were arrested in an operation in Angeles City, Pampanga. Rano Herman, an Indonesian national, and Ong Way Plak, a Malaysian national, were arrested for kidnapping Lee Jun Sheng who was later rescued in a follow-up operation. (Photo courtesy of PNP-AKG)
MANILA – Two foreigners involved in the kidnapping of a Malaysian national were arrested in an entrapment operation in Angeles City, Pampanga, the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) said on Wednesday.
In a press briefing in Camp Crame, PNP-AKG director, Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo identified the suspects as Indonesian national Rano Herman and Malaysian national Ong Way Plak, who were arrested at a parking lot of a mall in Barangay Malabanias around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The still unidentified Filipino driver of the suspects remains at large after escaping from the operation.
The victim, Lee Jun Sheng, was later rescued in a dormitory in Angeles City after an interrogation of the suspects.
The incident was reported earlier by the Office of the Representative from the Embassy of Malaysia through Consul Abdul Samad Ismail.
Based on the report, the police were informed that the kidnappers demanded 12,000 Chinese renminbi (more than PHP84,000) additional ransom from the victim’s family.
Recovered pieces of evidence at the crime scene were one white Toyota Hi-ace van used by the suspects, ID cards and other personal belongings inside the vehicle.
The suspects are now detained at the AKG headquarters in Camp Crame for filing of appropriate charges in court. (PNA)
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