Police in the Philippines have actually 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 had been paraded before TV cameras on Thursday.
Wu Yan, considered to be a high-stakes tourist gambler, had been rescued by police from a condo in the city the following day.
Authorities stated the suspects they detained had been members of a loan-shark syndicate focusing on foreign high-rollers. Eleven similar cases have actually been reported since 2015, according to authorities.
‘The group was believed to be responsible for a series of kidnapping incidents perpetrated against foreign nationals whom are high roller casino players in recent months,’ Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes told reporters that are local.
Nabbed for Ransom
According to Balmes, the target had been losing heavily at Solaire’s VIP baccarat tables when she was ‘befriended’ by the two Malaysian suspects, whom lent her money to help keep playing.
They later invited Wu to another casino, but rather took her to a condo where she was physically forced and abused to record a ransom video. A copy for the movie was proven to family unit members by having a demand for an undisclosed amount of cash to secure her release.