Police in the Philippines have arrested 41 Chinese and two Malaysian nationals in connection with the kidnapping of the 48-year-old woman that is singaporean the Solaire Casino Resort in Manila on Monday.
Philippines National police chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa berated detainees as they were paraded before TV cameras on Thursday.
Wu Yan, thought to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, had been rescued by police from a condo into the city the following day.
Authorities stated the suspects they detained were members of a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers. Eleven cases that are similar been reported since 2015, according to police.
‘The group had been believed to result in a number of kidnapping incidents perpetrated against foreign nationals who are high roller casino players in recent months,’ Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told local reporters.
Nabbed for Ransom
According to Balmes, the target was losing heavily at Solaire’s VIP baccarat tables whenever she was ‘befriended’ by the two Malaysian suspects, who lent her money to keep playing.
They later invited Wu to another casino, but instead took her to a condo where she was physically abused and forced to record a ransom movie. A copy of this movie ended up being demonstrated to family by having a demand for an undisclosed amount of cash to secure her release.
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