Last week the head of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group confirmed that six people had been abducted from Chinatown in Manila in recent weeks. The kidnappings in Binondo ‘usually’ target Chinese businessmen and ransom demands range from P5-P20 million ($101,600-$406,500 USD).

From the Inquirer

Binondo kidnappings confirmed

Senior Supt. Noli Ozaeta, chief of the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG), on Monday confirmed President Duterte’s statements that six abductions had been recorded in the Chinese district of Binondo in the last three weeks.

“I’ve had that list for two months. There were four two months ago, and two were added recently. But the [abductees of the] two [incidents] reported to us were already released. But we consider it ‘live’ because we still have to file the case,” Ozaeta said at a press briefing at the the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame on Monday.

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