Korean arrested for kidnapping-A A +A
Saturday, October 6, 2012
ANTI-KIDNAPPING operatives have arrested on Friday a Korean national allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a fellow Korean in Cebu last year.
Chief Inspector Erwin Doma of the Sorsogon provincial police office named the suspect as Kim Jong Seok was nabbed by the police operatives and personnel of the Matnog town police station around 9:10 p.m. at the Matnog Ferry Terminal in Caloocan village in Matnog town.
"Subject arrested person was appraised of his constitutional rights in the dialect known to him and was brought to concerned unit for proper disposition," said Doma.
Doma said his arrest was in connection with a pending kidnap-for-ransom case filed against him before the sala of Cebu City judge Gilbert Moises. No bail had been recommended for him, the official said.
Seok is among the four Koreans implicated in the kidnapping of fellow Korean Kwon Young Hoon in August 21, shortly after he arrived for a vacation in Cebu in August 21 last year.
The victim was kept at an apartment in Lapu-Lapu City and was released two days later after he paid $7,000 ransom. (VR/Sunnex)