MEMBERS of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Saturday rescued four Malaysian nationals reportedly “kidnapped” by a group of foreigners working for a POGO hub in San Pedro City in Laguna, PNP-AKG director Brigadier General Jonnel C. Estomo reported yesterday.
In a report to PNP chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, Estomo said victims Tan Hang Yi, Kho Soon Chiang, Cheam Chun Keat and Jonathan Ting Zhi Haw were rescued inside the POGO hub on J. Sotto Streeet, Chrystanthemum Village, Bgy. Chrysanthemum in San Pedro City in Laguna, following a tip from the Philippine Center for Transnational Crime and Interpol Manila.
Estomo said the PCTC and Interpol Manila sought their assistance to rescue the four Malaysians who were reportedly kidnapped and being made to produce a huge amount of ransom by their abductors.
He said the PNP-AKG officers led by Colonel Edward Cutiyog and Majors Lowerber Ceralvo and Ronaldo Lumactod Jr. managed to locate the whereabouts of the four foreigners and rescued them.
Estomo said the four were immediately taken to the PNP-AKG headquarters in Camp Crame for background investigation.
He added that they are still checking the personalities behind the reported kidnapping amid information that they were working for a POGO operator in the area.