COMBINED elements of Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and Philippine National Police (PNP)-Aviation Security Group (ASG) rescued a woman and a seven-year-old who were said to be kidnapped in Iloilo International Airport.
One of the victims was identified as Cherry Pie Samudio Tejam, 31, of Poblacion, Zone II, Estancia, Iloilo.
The alleged kidnapper, identified as PO3 Abmel Arevalo Bangalisan, 38, of Poblacion Carles, Iloilo, formerly assigned at Tubungan Municipal Station, was also arrested and placed under the custody of Cabatuan Municipal Police Station.
Records showed that the suspect was on AWOL (absence without official leave).
Reports reaching Camp Crame said the rescue operation was conducted at 1:30 p.m. at Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.
Accordingly, police received information that kidnap victims, together with the suspect, were in the area.
In response to the information joint elements of provincial and aviation police immediately conducted an operation that led to the rescue of the victims and arrest of the suspect.