MEMBERS of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) rescued a Korean national abducted last Friday inside his residence in Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga.

PNP-AKG acting director Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao identified the South Korean as Lee Jung Dae, who was forcibly taken by three other Koreans identified as Cha Jae Young, Cha Dae Sun and Kim Min Kwan and Filipino Raymond Flores.

Lee was rescued by policemen at the parking lot of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in Intramuros, Manila while being guarded by two of the alleged kidnappers, who, on arrest were caught in flagrante.

Another suspect identied as Kim Min Kwan was arrested by police operatives in a follow-up operation near his condominium unit in Robinson’s Tower I in Ermita, Manila.

Based on the initial investigation of the PNP-AKG, the suspects had conspired together to spot a target and conducted surveillance on the victim, who reportedly owns a restaurant in Angeles City.

The kidnappers demanded P1.2 million as initial ransom and the negotiation was conducted while the victim was inside an unidentified vehicle.

It was Lee’s girlfriend who delivered the ransom money at Marquee Mall in Angeles City.

However, despite payment of the ransom, the victim was not released and was instead transferred to Intramuros, Manila, as kidnappers asked for another PhP1.2 million payment. (PNA)