MANILA – Three unidentified Chinese suspects were killed while two victims were rescued in an operation in Parañaque City, the Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) reported on Monday.
In a statement, AKG director Brig. Gen. Rudolph Dimas said the victims, Chinese national Zhou Xiang Qin, 42 and Taiwanese national Li Ci You, 33, were rescued at a house in BF Homes, Parañaque City at around 5 p.m. Sunday.
AKG spokesperson Lt. Col. Joan Montero said Zhou was kidnapped in Manila on February 3 while Li was abducted on February 14 in Pasay City.
The operation stemmed from the complaint of another kidnap victim Lin Qinchang who sought assistance from the Las Piñas City police after escaping from the kidnappers. A follow-up operation led to the arrest of Lorriel Asaytono Lozano, caretaker of the suspects’ safe house.
Acting on the information provided by Qinchang, Montero said AKG and Southern Police District operatives raided the suspects' safe house.
The suspects opened fire at the raiding policemen, prompting them to retaliate. They were brought to Parañaque Medical Center where they were declared dead on arrival.
Police officers recovered at the safe house assorted firearms, ammunition, military uniforms, fake vehicle plate numbers, fake conduction stickers, a Toyota Innova van with scattered shabu.
Dimas said the victims were brought to the AKG headquarters in Camp Crame in Quezon City. (PNA)