Metro Manila — Two Vietnamese women were rescued by authorities on Tuesday evening after they were abducted by Chinese nationals in Las Piñas City.
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said the victims, identified as Pha Ti Khim Yin and Nguyen Thi Than Mai, met their captors through online dating last Monday.
They were rescued in an operation in a residential unit at Golden Gate Subdivision, Barangay Talon 3 at 8 p.m.
One of the suspects was arrested, identified as Li Mu Qin. Another suspect Zhao Chao, remains at large.
When the victims entered the boarding house of the suspects, the suspects allegedly tied their hands and legs using a packing tape and were instructed to contact their immediate family members.
The suspects then demanded 1 million for the release of the victims.
NCRPO added that one of the victims was able to send her Google location while contacting her cousin.
Operatives used this to eventually trace where the victims were.