NBI Rescued Kidnap Victim In Mangatarem Pangasinan
2 Suspects were arrested by the NBI in Mangatarem Pangasinan for kidnapping a businessman from Batangas, Philippines.
- Mangatarem is a first-class and largest municipality in the province of Pangasinan.
- Mangatarem derived its name from the combination of the Ilocano word “Manga ken Tirem” which means “mango and oyster”.
- The Population of Mangatarem Pangasinan as of the 2010 Philippine census is 69,969.
- Mangatarem Pangasinan’s nearest municipalities are Aguilar and Urbiztondo located also in Pangasinan and Camiling, a municipality of Tarlac province.
The Kidnapping victim is allegedly related to the mastermind of the kidnapping. They are allegedly related as first cousins.
The NBI National Capital Region agents were able to track the 2 kidnaps for ransom suspects in Mangatarem Pangasinan. The Suspects were swiftly disarmed and floored on the ground.
The Kidnap victim was successfully rescued with some bruises and injuries in different parts of his body but the arrested suspects denied that they kidnapped the victim.
Francisco Quiamko, one of the arrested suspects denied that he kidnapped the victim and that he was led to believe that he and the other suspects will just collect some debt against the victim.
A CCTV footage of one supermarket in Lipa Batangas showed that the victim was approaching his vehicle when he was kidnapped by 3 armed men and forced into a getaway van.
The victim when interviewed said that the suspects tied his hands and feet and blindfolded him. He is warned by the suspects not to move or else he will be killed.
The Suspects demanded 30 million pesos as ransom.
The NBI was able to recover from the suspects 2 calibers 45 pistols, live bullets, and a cellular phone used in communicating with other members of the kidnap for ransom group. Their vehicle was also confiscated by the NBI.
Atty. Max Salvador, the NBI Regional Director of the National Capital Region said that their primordial consideration in their operation was the safety of the kidnap victim. He said a case of serious illegal detention will be filed against the suspects.
The brother of the victim praised the NBI for their systematic and professional operation which resulted in the successful rescue of the victim in Mangatarem Pangasinan.
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