SIX Chinese nationals who were allegedly members of a loan shark syndicate were arrested while kidnapped fellow Chinese was rescued by members of the Provincial Intelligence Unit and the Calamba police in a raid at Ridge Point Resort in Purok Uno, Bgy. Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna Saturday evening.
Laguna Provincial Director Col. Eleazar Matta identified the suspects as Xin Wang,30, a native of Shen Xi, China; Sun Quing , 26; Hong Zhong Ah, 38; Yqng Ben, 24; Zhao Da,40; and Si Xian, 42, all natives of Fujian, China and residing in Pasay City.
Police said on February 27, the suspects allegedly forcibly took Edison Yen, 30, single, a native of Shanghai, China and a resident of Greenbelt, Makati City and detained him in one of the rooms at the resort.
The Provincial Intelligence Branch Laguna PPO and the Calamba police conducted the rescue operation after a concerned citizen informed them that a man in one of the rooms in the resort was shouting for help.
The raiding teams seized from the suspects five assorted cellular phones, two black pouch bags, P2,028 cash and the white Subaru Forester registered to a certain Sunqing Ji, of Pasay City.
The suspects, who were turnedover to the Calamba City police, were allegedly members of a loan shark group victimizing Chinese tourists playing in casinos.
Their modus is to offer money to their victim with a huge interest.
If the victim is unable to pay, the group will detain him and will ask the victim’s family abroad to transfer the money through banks.
Most of the group’s victims do not file charges for fear of their lives.