AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Saturday arrested a Filipino-Chinese transgender accused of conniving with a group of Chinese nationals to kidnap one of their compatriots during an entrapment operation in front of a 5-star hotel in Pasay City, officials announced yesterday.
PNP-AKG Officer-in-Charge, Colonel Jose Molave H. Dueñas identified the suspect as Dainelle Qua Lim, a 25-year-old resident of Unit 1607 Brio Tower in Makati City.
Still being hunted are Leng Yang and Lan Weiqiang, both residents of 1608 Brio Tower and Chen Huang Sheng, of Filinvest Subdivision in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
The official said that the four have been charged with kidnapping-for-ransom with serious illegal detention and robbery-extortion before the Department of Justice last Sunday.
According to PNP-AKG spokesman, Lieutenant Col. Jowel N. Saliba, recovered from Qua Lim’s possession during the sting were a tote bag containing an Iphone, five assorted passbooks, two personal checking account, assorted keys, P1,600 in cash and several personal belongings as well as a brown enveloped containing P20,000 in marked bills.
The entrapment operation was launched by the PNP-AKG in front of the Sofitel Hotel hours after a complainant identified as Lifei Xiong,23, a native of Hubei, China working at the Northgate Cyber Zone, Studio 2, Filinvest, Alabang went to Camp Crame to file a complaint regarding her alleged abduction.
In her complaint, the woman claimed she was abducted around 11:30 p.m. last October 20 just outside their office by four male Chinese who were armed with guns and knives.
The woman claimed she was dragged into a small vehicle by the suspects who forced her to call her family and ask for P1.150 million. The complainant said the money was sent thru the ally-pay account of Lan Weiqiang.
Shortly after the money was deposited, the woman said she was released unharmed near their office.
However, she also complained that around 4:30 p.m. last November 2, she again received a message thru we-chat from her previous abductors who demanded another 10,000 RMB from her or she will be killed if the demand is rejected.