Police in the Philippines have actually arrested 41 Chinese and two Malaysian nationals associated with the kidnapping of the 48-year-old Singaporean woman from 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, ended up being rescued by police from the condo in the city the day that is following.
Authorities stated the suspects they detained had been members of a loan-shark syndicate targeting high-rollers that are foreign. Eleven cases that are similar been reported since 2015, according to police.
‘The group was believed to result in a number of kidnapping incidents perpetrated against international nationals who 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, who lent her money to keep playing.
They later invited Wu to another casino, but alternatively took her to an apartment where she was physically forced and abused to record a ransom movie. A copy of this movie ended up being shown to loved ones by having a demand for a sum that is undisclosed of to secure her release.